On a hot day, sports and physical activity should be done early in the morning or late in the day, when the sun is less intense.
Even though young children, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are more at risk during a heat wave, we all need to be aware of heat stroke. If possible, opt for an activity like yoga, weight lifting or Pilates, which can all be done indoors with air conditioning. Swimming is also recommended in hot weather if you have access to a pool, lake or the ocean (lucky you!).
WHAT TO WEAR?
Choose an outfit that’s light, loose fitting and breathable. Go with fabrics that wick away perspiration and dry quickly, and avoid wearing dark colours that absorb the sun’s rays. Wear sunglasses and a wet hat too. This helps keep your body temperature down. Also, by applying sunscreen with a high SPF at least 20 minutes before going outside (and reapplying it every two hours), you’ll protect your skin from sunburns.