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Fit Travel Tip: Plan for the Weather

Good intentions of exercising while traveling can lead to less than positive results if you don't keep an eye on the weather changes.

During a recent trip to Florida, I brought all my workout gear with the high hopes of doing workouts on the beach during my vacation. On the first day I went out, I was exhausted and dripping with sweat within minutes and had to stop. The Florida heat and sun were too much for my San Francisco blood to handle; I hadn't even considered the heat as a potential problem. So instead of doing the three mile jogs on the beach I had intended, I opted for one hour walks with a lot of water and frequent breaks. If you're heading for a vacation this Fall and Winter and plan on exercising, be sure to plan for a different climate than what you're used to. Be it too hot, or too cold, conditions may require you to alter your existing workout. And always listen to your body, if you feel fatigued or short of breath at any point, slow down and reassess your workout.


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