Tips For Managing Exercise During Hot Summer Months

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The official "first day of summer" is June 21 and current weather conditions seem to agree--rising temperatures are here to stay!


Among many things like fatigue and muscle cramps, you might notice your endurance exercise/finish times are slowing down and what typically seems like an easy day can suddenly feel like a huge effort. Help your body acclimate to the heat with these easy tips:


  • Work Out in the Heat: Yes, do as many of your workouts as possible outdoors, year-round, to get comfortable adjusting to the fluctuating temperatures.  


  • Slow Down: once the temperatures start to rise, chances are you will not be able to maintain the same training numbers you were achieving during your Winter and Spring training. Your body will adapt, just give it time, water, and recovery time between workouts.


  • Stay Hydrated: before, during and after. Keep in mind you will lose more water and electrolytes in the heat. Incorporate more electrolytes and salt into your diet during this time and look to expert hydration tips to maximize your water intake.


  • Sunscreen: the sun's ultraviolet rays are harmful and damaging to our skin. Protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays. Choose a quality product with higher SPF rating.


  • Train safe, train smart and enjoy the long, warm days of Summer while staying active. Make a few minor adjustments and enjoy your warm weather workouts. Remember to wear your favorite pair of PRO Compression socks for training and recovery to increase circulation and improve performance while fighting fatigue and reducing swelling. Graduated compression socks also aid in speeding up recovery times, even after intense exercise. 


Feel free to contact us with additional questions specific to your needs. We’ll help you find the best compression socks and sleeves to fit your lifestyle so you can get the most out of wearing compression socks. 


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