8/27/09 7/07/09 POPSUGAR Fitness Summer Tips on Staying Cool When Exercising in Hot Temps Too Hot to Exercise? Try These Tips July 7, 2009 by Fitness 1 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Many of you are psyched you don't have to deal with snow or bitter weather now that Summer is here, but now you have to deal with humidity and high temps. Here are some tips for exercising in the heat. Image Source: Getty Head For the AC Image Source: Getty Just because it's Summer, that doesn't mean you have to exercise outside. If it's too hot and humid, exercise indoors at a gym or in your home. Not only will it keep you cool, but it's also helpful if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Exercise Early in the Morning or Late at Night Image Source: Getty Temps can be 20 degrees cooler in the early morning or late evening, so reschedule your workouts during those times. If it's darker outside, exercise with a buddy. Shoot For the Shade Image Source: Getty Exercising in direct sunlight can make you overheat, so if you love getting your heart rate up outdoors, look for a place that's shady such as the woods or a neighborhood with lots of trees. Shield Your Face Image Source: Getty If you can't exercise in a cool, shady place, then wear a hat ($22.50) or visor ($16.50) to shield your face from the sun. It'll also absorb sweat so it doesn't drip in your eyes. hat $22.50 from rei.com Buy Now visor $16.50 from rei.com Buy Now Bring Water Image Source: Getty Dehydration is a big risk when exercising in the heat, since you tend to sweat a lot more. Be sure to pack some water with you. I'm a fan of Camelbak back and waist packs ($45). If you plan on exercising in the heat longer than 30 minutes, drink electrolyte-infused water. Camelbak back and $45 from camelbak.com Buy Now waist packs $45 from camelbak.com Buy Now Soak Your Hair Image Source: Getty Stand over the sink and drench your hair with water. When it's completely soaked, wrap it in a bun. As you run or bike ride, the breeze on your wet head will keep you cool. Work Out While Wet Image Source: Getty Take advantage of the water and burn calories by swimming, kayaking, water skiing, snorkeling, or surfing. The water will keep you cool, but it can also add resistance to make your workouts even more effective. Exercise And Heat2009 SummerSummerFitness Get Results With Our Fitness Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Yoga Weight Loss Running Working Out Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.