Just because we are in the middle of a heat wave, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.
As a life-long athlete, there is no season where I don’t partake in at least some kind of sport. My favorite pastime is lacrosse, but that is not to say that I don’t engage in other sports when the weather or season isn’t being cooperative.
Summer is here, and you have probably noticed that there are massive heat waves rolling across the country. On super-hot days it is important to be mindful of which sports your body can handle. Staying hydrated is always important, but being able to cool off to regulate your body temperature is also a necessity.
Here are five summer sports that work well, even in a heat wave.
Swimming- For obvious reasons, getting wet and staying wet is a great way to get your exercise, but also stay cool.
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Beach Volleyball- Being able to dip in the water will work wonders for your temperature regulation.
Cycling- Cycling allows you to take advantage of the wind, or create your own wind when necessary. The low-impact nature of cycling will also help keep you from overheating.
Table Tennis- Table Tennis is a great indoor sport for summer because you can get a decent workout, without the heat radiating off of an outdoor tennis court.
Kayaking- Kayaking is a great upper body workout, and is perfect for summer because if you get too hot, you can splash yourself, or take a dip in the water.
Regardless of what sport you choose, staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen are non-negotiables.