Are you aware that last month (July 2012) was the hottest month on record for the United States?? It’s pretty shocking when you consider that records have been kept for over 100 years, which amounts to over 1,400 months!  To me it didn’t feel much hotter, but maybe that’s just because on average it was 3 degrees hotter than usual. Some cities have been suffering with the heat wave, as it is destroying their public roads. The sun can be a pretty scary enemy, especially if you are trying to stay in shape! Here are my tips for beating the heat, while continuing on with your fitness regimin.

Heat Wave Summer 2012

Purchase some home fitness equipment from Nordictrack or another reputable brand. If you can work out inside your home, you will be far better off because you can avoid the hot weather, while still getting a great workout! Consider a treadmill or elliptical for a great way to keep up your cardio health. The perk of buying your own equipment will quickly be apparent come winter when it’s too cold to work out outside! Now you are set for both summer and winter!

If you don’t want to buy your own equipment because it’s expensive, or you don’t have the space, then consider joining a gym until the weather cools off. There are plenty of activities to do there, and you will feel good knowing that you can resume your outdoor exercises as soon as it cools off… Or when your gym contract expires, whichever one comes first!

If you don’t like the thought of using equipment at home, or in a gym, consider doing an alternate indoor workout, such as working on push-ups, stretching, or calisthenics. These are great ways to stay in shape during the time that you can’t be outdoors.

Most of all, just keep in mind that summer will soon be over, and you won’t have to worry about beating the heat for another 9 months or do. Remember that our goal is to have a shirts off summer! If you can temporarily change your workout so that you don’t go for the entire summer without a workout, then when you are ready to start it up again, you will be in a good position!

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