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Beat the Heat and Stay Active This Summer

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re officially in the summer months and IT IS HOT! As the temperatures continue to climb, the opportunity to spend a lot of time outside – whether it’s to workout, take care of your garden or socialize – tends to wane.

So, what do you do if you don’t have a gym membership and it’s too hot to exercise outside? We have some ideas for you!

First, you could wake up earlier in the morning to get a workout in. Temperatures can be as much as 20-25 degrees cooler in the morning than in the full heat of a summer day.

Alternately, you can exercise in the evening! Although not quite as cool as the morning, there’s still a significant difference between the temperature in the evening and in the afternoon.

If your neighborhood has a pool, that’s a great place to get in some water aerobics! Even if you’re doing it by yourself, you’ll be cool and it’s a nice change of pace.

Need some water aerobic tips? Here you go: http://www.livestrong.com/article/384749-list-of-water-aerobic-exercises/

And finally, have fun! If you have children in your life, run through the sprinkler or have a squirt-gun and water-balloon fight. When the sun goes down, you could plan a late-night game of flashlight tag or chase fireflies.

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