Three tips to escape the heat while playing sports

Summer will reach its peak and there is this little conflict: whether to continue playing sports to stay healthy or to improve the body for the beaches and swimming pools, or to escape the unbearable heat this time of year. You don't need to stop physical activities because of the weather. It is possible to get around this and keep in shape.

Hydrate more

With the heat, playing sports causes you to lose more fluids through sweating. However, contrary to what many people think, it is not a good sign that you are not losing weight anymore because you are sweating. After all the physical activity, you need to replace the water that you have lost. Plus, increasing your fluid intake helps you escape heat, especially if it's cold, giving you that cool feeling. So, increase the amount of water you drink. Another option is to invest in isotonics, which in addition to replenishing water, help replenish mineral salts lost in perspiration.

Wear lighter clothes

Summer does not go with heavy clothes. In addition to helping you escape the heat, exercising in lighter clothing prevents excessive sweating and even discomfort. So use and abuse light shirts and shorts. Some fabrics even absorb perspiration and relieve the feeling of excessive heat.

Try to do the exercises at night

If possible, avoid exercising outdoors during critical hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The incidence of the sun during this period is higher and the practice of sport can end up being harmful to health (even for reasons of exposure of the skin to ultraviolet rays). Plus, escaping the heat at these times makes you feel better about activities, preventing discomfort, dizziness, pressure drops, and headaches.