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Walking Excuse Busters - Too Hot to Walk


Updated January 28, 2013

Hot weather poses real risks to walkers. Beat the heat and bust the excuse.

Bust it:
Love Your Sweat. Accept it. You are glowing!

Dress for the Heat: wear breathable wicking fabrics such as CoolMax which draw the sweat away from the skin so the evaporation can cool you. Wear a hat to keep the sun off your head. Before you walk in hot weather

Drink up: Drink 16 oz. of water an hour before you walk so you start off well-hydrated. Then drink a cup or more of water each mile. Drink a big glass of water when you finish.

Cool Times: Walk in the early morning or in the cool of evening to avoid the hottest part of the day. Choose shaded trails or those with a breeze.

Walk Indoors: Walk on a treadmill, walk in the mall, walk an indoors track, walk the halls of large buildings.

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