Tips For Exercising Safely In A Heat Wave

With the heat wave hanging over the East Coast, and now starting to move west across nation, here are some tips on how to improve your endurance and exercise safely amidst soaring temperatures.

Let’s start with the basics. Pay attention to the peak daytime temperatures, humidity and even the air pollution/ozone alert warnings. Perhaps consider staying indoors in lieu of the blast of hot, humid conditions.

It is important to be aware that your body works less efficiently during extreme conditions. If you have asthma, always keep your rescue inhaler medications on hand. Take the time to review a written asthma action plan, and know some of the early warning signs.

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