Hitting streets when mercury is rising can be dangerous for our health. And for runners, the impact can be worse. The scorching sun may be deterring you from running the desired mileage, but certain measures may help you beat the heat. TOI Health brings a few tips that will help runners maintain their running regime despite tropical and humid conditions.
Running early in the morning, when the climate is the most serene, is the best thing to do. Morning workout boosts your mood and keeps you energetic throughout the day. If you are already a morning person, it’s a win-win situation and if you are not, then better become one.
Be it winter or summer, our body takes time to get adjusted to the climate. Initially, you might have to compromise with your targeted mileage but as your body adapts to the weather, increase your intensity and the distance to cover. However, stick to early morning schedule.
Don’t let your body stay dehydrated. Sun tends to dehydrate your body and keeping it water-starved is a bad idea. Runners have the tendency to drink water during or after their run. But staying well-hydrated before hitting the track is often neglected. Drink water before you start your run to keep your body mechanism cool throughout the session.