Running in The Heat Tips - Fast&Up
Free Shipping on Orders above INR. 750

RUNNING IN THE HEAT TIPS

Andrea Fernandes


A female athlete drinking Fast&Up Reload electrolyte drink

Summer, sun & sunnies! With the first sun rays, the mood improves immediately. Walking or running through the summer doesn't have to leave one feeling wilted.

Here below are few tips to keep in mind when running in the summer:-

1.       START SUMMER WORKOUTS SLOWLY

Give your body time to adjust to the higher temperatures in summer. Increase your workout intensity step by step and allow your body to acclimate to the surrounding.

2.       HEAT AFFECTS YOUR HEART

In summer, your heart rate is elevated. Therefore, it is always a good idea to take it a bit slower. 

3.       AVOID MIDDAY HEAT

Choosing the right time of day for your training runs or races is essential during the summer months. Always avoid running in the midday heat and head out in the morning or evening instead.

 

4.       SELECT THE RIGHT ROUTES

If you must run in an urban or even a suburban area, always look for shade—any park will also do.

5.       CHOOSE THE IDEAL OUTFIT

It is always wise to wear apparels that are light in color, lightweight, and has vents or mesh. Also, be sure to wear a hat & sunglasses with UV filter.

6.       PROTECT YOUR SKIN

Cover all the skin parts exposed to the sun with waterproof a sunscreen (due to the sweat). Always use a sunscreen with a SPF higher than 30.

7.       STAY HYDRATED

When running in the heat, the body tries to lower the core body temperature by sweating more. This causes one to lose fluids and minerals like magnesium or iron. Even a small change in the fluid balance can lead to major performance losses. The most important thing is to start off well hydrated always. 

8.       WATCH The ALCOHOL AND MEDS

Alcohol, antihistamines, and antidepressants can have a dehydrating effect. Using them just before a run can make you feel like peeing, compounding your risk of dehydration.

 

9.       DON’T BE TOO AMBITIOUS

If one experiences headaches, intense thirst, muscle cramps or dizziness, one should stop the run immediately, look for shade and drink some water. When you don’t feel well, the heat is bearing down and it is really humid, then it is probably a good idea to take a rest day or opt for a more refreshing training alternative.

10.   FIND GREAT TRAINING ALTERNATIVES

When the pavement is scorching, trade the running shoes for a pair of wheels. Biking is a good way to supplement your running training and also enjoy the cool breeze. 

FAST&UP RELOAD is a superior hydration choice during a run which is low on sweetness and helps your body with the right replenishment mix of water, electrolytes, carbohydrates and vitamins! Reload helps you to replenish and recharge instantaneously! This comes in the form of an effervescent tablet. A unique combination of Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Chlorides helps to maintain the right electrolyte balance. It helps you from getting dehydrated during a run.

Fast&Up Reload- reload is healthy hydration drink
 


Also for instant energy on the run we have FAST&UP ENERGY GEL which is a unique combination of Maltodextrin and Caffeine in a compact and easily transported form to help provide an instant energy boost of approximately 102 Kcal in a single serving gel sachet.

For more details log on to www.fastandup.in

 

Cash On Delivery Payment Mode is not avaliable for Orders below INR.500
Cash On Delivery Payment Mode is not avaliable for Orders below INR.500