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It's a Movement for Movement

It's a Movement for Movement at Aortic Hope.


♥️We know that doing nothing is something but if you follow your physicians recommendations, you will be doing your body a great service by simply moving it.


🔥So much of the US is experiencing record temperatures.  This can make exercise a bit challenging. Here are some tips for exercising safely in the heat:


💦Hydrate

Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercising, even if you're not thirsty. In the summer, you should aim for 10 glasses of water a day, or around two liters. If you're exercising moderately for less than an hour, water should be enough, but for more intense workouts, you should try an isotonic sports drink. You can also eat foods that are high in water content, like watermelon or cucumbers, before or during your workout.


⏰Choose the right time

Try to exercise early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the hottest part of the day. If there are heat advisories or excessive heat warnings, it's best to exercise indoors.


🧢Protect your skin

Wear sunscreen with SPF, a hat or visor, and sunglasses.


👕Dress for success

Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from moisture-wicking fabric. You can also bring a damp cloth to cool your neck and head.


🌡️Know your limits

Use extreme caution if the heat index is 90–103°F, and don't exercise outdoors if temperatures feel higher than 100°F. You should also limit outdoor exercise to 30 minutes at a time. 


👉Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise YouTube.  If you have questions about how the heat may effect you, please speak with your personal clinician.

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