How to Beat the Summer Heat

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The summer is heating up literally. Whether you are walking, running or biking it is important to stay cool here are 5 tips to keep you cool while you log miles for your favorite charity.

  1. Wear wicking clothes

Proper attire is key to staying cool. Opt for shorts and a tank top or a T-shirt. Pick pieces that are made of
synthetic fabric.  For tops, we like classics such as Nike’s Dri Fit technology, or Brooks Versatile line that is made of an ultra-light knit 100% polyester. Shorts, are an entirely different beast. Look for a short with a liner or compression shorts underneath. This will ensure all of the “sensitive areas” stay dry and chaffing is minimized. Some of our favorites are Oiselle Rogas for women or Saucony Infernos for men.

2) Bring Water


Bringing your phone, water, gels, and anything else you could need, or want during a run can seem cumbersome, but having water is crucial to staying cool. Your body stays cool by producing sweat; sweat is made of salt and water. Your sweat can also become more salt heavy resulting in chaffing. One of our favorite water bottles is Amphipod. With Amphipod you can customize your own water system where you can add a phone carrying case to any of their hydration systems/bottles.

3) Run in the morning


Try to find the times of day that are the most cool or hit the treadmill. Make an effort to run, walk, and bike at these times. You will be more comfortable and won’t make heat an excuse to miss workouts or exercise.

4) Wear a hat


Invest in a lightweight breathable hat, to keep the sun out of your eyes and keep you feeling cooler.  HEADSWEATS makes high-performance hats of all different styles, colors, and fabrics.

5) Cool down with a frozen towel


Not that kind of frozen! Take a small hand towel soak it in water and freeze it before you go out the door. When you come back you will have a super cool slightly frozen towel to give you immediate relief from the heat and sweat.

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