Beating The Heat

From the Los Angeles Times:

So if anyone needs to be told to avoid running or other aerobic activity outdoors in the hottest part of the day and to stay well-hydrated, we’re here for you. Avoid running or other aerobic activity in the hottest part of the day and stay well-hydrated.

For more such basics, go to the Mayo Clinic, which — perhaps more important — includes links to first-aid basics for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Then check out this listen-to-your-body advice from U.S. News & World Report. It’s both practical and relevant to exercisers who don’t want to stay indoors. And, adds writer Katherine Hobson, the good news is that over time you’ll get used to the heat. 

To learn how to use urine as a diagnostic tool in assessing your body’s ability to cope with heat and exercise, go to the Body Shop  at revolutionhealth. Blogger Carol Torgan also includes a link to a recipe for making your own re-hydration drink. It’s a cool concept, but I think that funky lemon-lime flavor is gonna be hard to beat.

And, as a bonus, here’s what totalhair says about exercising outdoors if you have long hair.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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