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Tips to beat the heat and carry on with your exercise regimen

The crippling heat is no reason for you to let go of your exercise regime. Here’s how you can beat the heat.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 02, 2016 15:01 IST
From headgear, fabric and even your brassiere, pick the right gear to beat the heat during your fitness regime.
From headgear, fabric and even your brassiere, pick the right gear to beat the heat during your fitness regime.(SolisImages - Fotolia)

Don’t let the scorching heat play a spoilsport. The summer heat should not become an excuse to skip your exercise. From headgear, fabric and even your brassiere, pick the right gear to beat the heat during your fitness regime. Iqbal Nandra, director of EveryWear and a fashion expert, shares some tips on what will keep you comfortable during workout:

Stay on top

Breathable tanks or camis featuring wicking material work well on a hot day. (iStock)

Full cleavage coverage doesn’t have to mean sweating it out in a frumpy, uncomfortable top. Breathable tanks or camis featuring wicking material will keep you cool and help you feel the breeze.

Light is right

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Lightweight, light colours or white reflect the light and heat. (iStock)

Experts recommend you wear lightweight, light-coloured and loose-fitting/seamless clothing. Also avoid dark colours as dark clothes absorb the sun’s heat. Lightweight, light colours or white reflect the light and heat.

Bra-vo

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For women, sports bras are usually essential for outdoor activities. (iStock)

For women, sports bras are usually essential for outdoor activities. Look for bras that provide ventilation and comfort when temperature soars. Pair with a bright pair of leggings or shorts.

Head start

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Headbands made of polyester or microfibre wicks away moisture .

Be a cool girl in more ways than one. Look for headbands made of polyester or microfibre that wicks away moisture and keeps your hair in place.

Drink problem

The delicate balance of water and electrolytes is crucial to keep your body functioning. (Shutterstock )

When you sweat, your body loses not only water, but electrolytes and salt, too. This delicate balance of water and electrolytes is crucial to keep your body functioning properly. So drink plenty of water.

Timing is everything

Be a morning person and exercise in the morning. (Shutterstock)

Avoid exercising from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s the hottest part of the day. Generally, the early morning is the best time to workout.

Sunscreen is a must

Sunscreen should be a must-have in your exercise kit. (Shutterstock)

It’s important to protect your skin. You can get burned and suffer sun damage to your skin even on cloudy days.