4 Tips to sticking to your fitness goals in the heatwave

Written by Sabi Phagura on . Posted in Fitness

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We may have had a bit of unsettled weather this weekend, but the heatwave is coming back this week. I know it can be hard to stick to your fitness goals because of the hot weather but there are ways around it so you don’t have to forgo your health. Below are some tips on how to keep your fitness regime on track during the unusually hot British summer. 

Training time 

The best time to workout in this scorchio weather is either really early or later on in the evening. Temperatures are much more bearable around those time of day and it allows you to get on with the rest of the day without getting too sweaty. Besides, you won’t feel guilty having that ice-cold beer when you have worked for it. 

Interval training 

I have always loved interval training because you get plenty of breaks. This type of training is great for hot weather because you go for short bursts then take a breather and hydrate. It burns more calories and it’s great for releasing the feel-good hormones called endorphins 

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Resistance training 

If you only ever do cardio, the hot weather is the time to change it up. Unlike cardio, it’s easier to regulate your body temperature when resistance training. In addition, you can create lean muscle and your body will continue to burn calories for up to 245 hours after exercising. 

Focus on your goals 

Just because the weather turns (either too hot or too cold) it should not take away your attention from your goals. For times like these, think back to why you started whether it was simply to feel good, keep fit, have more ‘me’ time or get away from social media. It will help writing a list of reasons why you started to refer back to when you need added motivation. 

And remember whatever exercise you do make sure you eat well and stay hydrated. Put the right fuel in and you will have enough energy to sail through any season.  

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Sabi Phagura

I am a freelance journalist and lifestyle blogger. I travel the world covering travel, destinations, hotel, spas and bar reviews and love fitness. This blog illustrates how you can lead a healthy lifestyle, travel the world and still have a life! I am also a qualified fitness instructor, Punjabi-Hindi interpreter and a champagne and rum enthusiast.

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