So, when the hot weather hits – do you feel sluggish and just wanting to remain as still as possible and do minimum exercise??
Unless you are genuinely feeling unwell – no excuse!
- There will be better times in the day to exercise – pre-midday is going to be cooler, pre-9am even better. there is ALWAYS 15-30 mins somewhere in the day
- Choose the exercise appropriately – if you feel you will be unwell if you do a HIIT (high intensity interval training) kind of workout, choose resistance work (squats, press ups, tricep dips, bicep curls, core strengthening)
- If you can’t exercise, be good with your diet – avoid sugary soft drinks, ice creams, choose to have less bread and condiments if you have a BBQ (and choose lean meats such as chicken, fish, turkey….over sausages, steaks and bacon)
- Drink at least 2ltr water throughout the day. This is not only essential for your body to function, but will wake you up, stave off snacking, and stop you feeling like rubbish waking up dehydrated after a sweaty night’s sleep.
The weather is only an excuse, NOT a reason!