If there is one word to describe this summer so far, I think that word is…“HOT.” The sweltering temps began as early as May, when I decided to run a half marathon. I was hoping to break my previous time but, instead, was lucky to even finish. In fact, the race was called due to the heat. Which brings me to my point—make sure employees know how to exercise safely in the heat. Share the following tips to help keep employees safe during their summer fitness routine:
· Keep workouts early in the morning or late in the evening, during the cooler parts of the day.
· Remember, cotton is rotten…when it comes to exercise tops in the summer heat, that is. Opt for moisture-wicking fabric instead.
· If competing in a race, take it easy and pay attention to your body. If you start to feel faint or dizzy, stop. A personal best time isn’t worth your health.
· Make sure you drink enough water before, during, and after exercise.
· An easy monitor of proper hydration is the color of your urine—darker urine is an indicator of dehydration.
High temps don’t have to thwart summer workouts. Help keep employees in the know when the summer temps get out of control!