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Monday, July 27, 2015

5 Tips for Running in the Summer Heat (Announcement of Lilly Pulitzer Agenda Giveaway)


I've decided to share some of my tips, that have helped me for running this summer. Now don't go thinking: "Oh, I'm not a runner, this doesn't apply to me!" It does! Whether you are running, hiking, attending camps, or just playing/hanging out outside, these tips will make sure to keep you feeling good, even under the sun.

1. WEAR SUNSCREEN
I can't stress enough how fragile your skin is! I know the tan glow looks pretty, but when you get older you will realize the consequences that tanning and getting sunburns can do to your body.

2. STAY HYDRATED
Now I'm not just talking when you are out and about outside. Also remember to drink water even when you aren't doing physical activity. Right now as I am blogging I have a huge water bottle that I always drink from. Whenever you out to lunch or at the movies, I encourage you to choose water! Not only is it usually free it also has a long list of benefits for you.

3. WEAR SUN PROTECTION
Yes, I know, we've already discussed the importance of sunscreen. Another way to help keep the sun off your face and eyes is wearing hats and sunglasses. Baseball hats have been my best friend this summer, not only does it hide the hideous frizz fest that is my hair, it helps protect your face.

4. DEODORANT
Hopefully, you all wear deodorant so this one should be implied. However, whenever I go to get a new deodorant I always look for one made especially for sports, it's more heavy duty and will stay on longer.

5. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
My coach always tell me to "listen to my body!" Now what does this mean you ask, let me explain. Especially during the summer, the weather can make running much more difficult. The humidity makes it harder to breath and the sun is always beating down on you. It's very important to pay attention to what your body is telling you. Obviously, it's going to be saying how hot it is and how tired you are, that's normal! But if you start to feel dizzy or lightheaded, you may just be on the verge of fainting. In this case be sure to slow it down, and maybe go over into the shade to calm down. Be very careful when running in the heat, always put your health first!

I hope this helps everyone out there who is running or just spending time outside this summer (and not wasting our days away with Netflix - as hard as it is!) If y'all have any more questions comment down below or email me (sincerelysyd9@gmail.com), I love chatting with you guys!

Also congratulations to Kathryn Fagan for winning mine and Julia's Lilly Pulitzer agenda giveaway. Please email Julia (asouthernheartblog@gmail.com) to receive your agenda. Thank you for everyone who participated, there will definitely be more giveaways in the future!

Sincerely,
Syd

2 comments :

  1. Great tips! Working out in the heat can be dangerous- gotta stay safe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. I definitely agree Ashley, thanks for your lovely comment!

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