Training in the spring can be a shock to the system after months of exercising in the chilly months of winter. People tend to take extra care when changing their food and exercise habits and routines, but it’s just as important to ensure that your body adapts to environmental changes that occur over the course of the year. The last thing you want is to sustain an injury or pick up an illness just as the warm weather starts springing into action! Here are some tips to help you make the most of the new season.
Acclimatise to the Conditions
It can take weeks for your body to be accustomed to new weather conditions. Chances are you probably spent the winter exercising indoors with little exposure to the sun, so this makes it even more important that you take things nice and easy during your first few sessions to give your body a chance to rediscover its love for warm weather!
Keeping your fluids up for exercise is important all year round, but even more so when things start heating up. Dehydration is a key factor when it comes to heat illnesses, so help your body sweat and cool down by drinking plenty of water. If your planning on pushing the boundaries with your training you should consider drinking AMPED™ Hydrate to help replace the vitamins, electrolytes and water lost during intense workouts.
Track the Temperature
Don’t underestimate the importance of keeping a close eye on the weather forecast to plan your sessions appropriately. The last thing you want to do is schedule a hardcore workout in early spring only to find out that the temperature is five degrees hotter than you anticipated! Preparation and planning are crucial in all aspects of a health and wellness journey and tracking the temperature each day will play a big role in keeping you healthy.
It wouldn’t make much sense to wear your cold weather workout clothes when the sun is shining. Lightweight and loose-fitting clothing help evaporate sweat and keep you cooler when training this spring. Brighten up your day by avoiding dark colours which absorb heat and as always, it’s important to be sun smart regardless of how hot it is.
Get to Know Your Body
If you weren’t as active as you hoped during the winter, or if you’re embarking on your first IsaBody Challenge® in preparation for summer, your first few sessions may be more difficult than you anticipated. We all have to start somewhere, but make sure you have a good understanding of your fitness level and tolerance to heat so you don’t overstep the mark and put your health in danger.
Isagenix® knows how eager you are to start working out in the sunshine again! Don’t get too far ahead of yourself make sure you give your body the best chance to stay healthy and make the most of your training this spring.