Keeping up with exercise in the heat?

@hdc4free (264)
United States
June 7, 2010 2:27pm CST
Had our first few days of 105+ degree weather just about every moment of daylight, and I am getting worried about keeping up with my exercise routine. I can't afford a gym and usually run or walk up and down stairs outdoors for fitness, but last summer I completely lost touch with working out in the summer. Any cheap indoor ideas to beat the heat and keep in shape?
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• United States
15 Jun 10
What I usually do is take short walks in the evening and try to get my walking done indoors during the day; like going to the mall. I never buy anything there, but walk around as many times as I need to and then leave, taking the time to browse around in the shops as I please. I usually take someone with me for the boredom factor.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Heat and exercise can literally drain you. the exchaustion caan bq quite unbearable. It is good to work up a sweat while exercising. We don't need the extra help a grueling summer day can bring.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Exercising in the summer can be a real challenge when it's super hot! I love taking walks in the evenings once it has cooled down a bit. We also have an air conditioner in the downstairs of our apartment - so often my husband and I will pop in a shorter work out dvd and turn on the AC, which makes it a little better. The shorter work out dvds we use are called dance off the pounds and they have like 15 minute work outs. If it's not too hot then we may do more than one in an evening but for the real hot nights we do one of those and don't feel bad about not working out at all!
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
7 Jun 10
There is an exercise program that can be done in a pool. The motions of swimming are good exercise, and if you can't swim there are other exercises, like running in water. The water gives resistance to your movements and can accelerate toning your muscles as well.
7 Jun 10
I know, it really isn't easy. What I did today was do an exercise DVD (Natalie Cassidy Then and Now workout) with the door open. Then when I overheated I stood outside for a few minutes whilst pausing the video. Also I drank over a litre in half an hour! I hope this helps.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I personally do go to the gym, which is helpful in the summer heat because I can't imagine being able to do much outdoors when it's so hot! When I'm not at the gym though I like to find a nice shady trail to walk, or walk by the lake because it's cooler there. I'll also take my kids to the playground and do some exercises there, usually under a shady tree if it's too hot. As far as just working out at home you could get yourself some work out DVD's.
• United States
7 Jun 10
my boyfriend bought me the WII and now i have purchased the WII Fit and do it all the time. If you like to walk and urn they have a great running exercise on there. They have games to play that are with exercising too. I believe the WII balanace board is around 80 and the WII is i believe 150 now. I do know it is pretty pricey of course but it beats going to the gym and wasting gas of course and your at home doing exercising and your paying only a one time payment. Another one is to get some Exercising Dvd's as i have those and they might not be the best but i guess they do work. The hip hops abs is amazing and really does work as that i believe to be the best work out Dvds our there. You can also do weights at home with soup cans or even water bottles.
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 10
I love exercising myself and I don't like the idea of going to a gym and paying a monthly fee, this is way too expensive! Over the past few years I did purchase some exercise equipment for the home and now I have three machines inside my flat! The weather is really warm and it's hard to exercise in the heat but I have a glass of water close to me whilst I am exercising. I love cycling and I don't know whether you have an interest in this but it's a great thing to be doing if you have the means. I think you should do some research online and perhaps you can purchase good quality second hand equipment or something. Obviously, walking is the cheapest option but I don't favour this activity. Whatever you decide to do though make sure you enjoy it otherwise exercise then becomes a chore and you will eventually give up and quit. Thankfully I have stuck with my exercise regime and it seems to be working for me. Good luck. Andrew
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
7 Jun 10
i think short bursts of exercise are ok as long as you drink a lot. i guess you could go to a gym but they are pretty pricey. one idea if you live near a lake/ocean is you could run on the beach.