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The heat has been ridiculous in WeHo these last 2 days, more like ALL of Southern California.
What?! I know I’m spoiled, I’m use to mid 70’s all year long and when it goes a little above or below that I lose it..a little. I’m a Cali girl what can I say. Don’t judge.
It’s that type of heat that makes you sweat while you’re driving, so much so that when you get out of your car and arrive at your destination, your clothes is literally glued to your body by the adhesive called, SWEAT.
I’m Nicaraguan and Ecuadorian. I like heat,usually, it just has to stay around 80 degrees max! That being said, when I sweat like a pig, I instantly think of working out, which leads me to think about burning calories, which automatically lets me assume that WHATEVER I’m currently doing at that present moment:
Brushing My Teeth
Fixing My Hair
Is making me sweat, so then it MUST be making me burn calories!!!!!
Not. The. Case.
FitTip Fact #1:
The heat may be slowing you down, so in turn you burn LESS calories.
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Yes, it’s true.
There’s a little thing called your “economy” aka your body. When your economy is hindered, by weather, environment, etc. It may do one of 2 things, adapt OR NOT!
When your economy lets say is hiking on a hot morning in May,(cough, cough, allergies are killing me right now) me this morning, and it usually takes your economy 45 minutes to complete the hike, but it took an hour today…that’s not good.
It took longer because of the heat, it slowed you down, which also slowed down the way in which you move which is directly correlated with the amount of calories burned.
Am I right, or am I right?
*Side Note: Always agree with a woman, especially a Nicaraguen/Ecuadorian woman. Trust.
Seriously, you aren’t burning more if it takes you longer to accomplish a marathon, it’s quite the opposite. This is the reason why the heat is making you sweat and…THAT IS ALL.
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Now, I love you all so I’m going to give you some tips to break a sweat in the heat without killing yourselves.
Hot Weather Workout Tip #1:
Split your workouts!
You don’t want to run yourself ragged and get a heat stroke! Try doing your cardio in the cooler parts of the day, the early morning or evening. Add some weights in there or a yoga class and voila!
Hot Weather Workout Tip #2: Head inside!
This is when having a membership really pays off. You can’t workout at 4 pm because it’s still 85 degrees? Go to the gym and do the stairs, believe me, the Santa Monica Stairs can wait!
My last, but FAV Hot Weather Workout Tip #3: Drink…
Drink water all day, not just before and after a workout.
Runner Tip: Drink 4-8 ounces every 20-30 minutes if you’re jogging running, anything that involves moving your legs faster than a regular walk(I consider to be some type of running), drink water!
Now get out there, or not!
Hot For You,