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Heat Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heat Exercise.

13 Ways to Cool Down Your Summer Workout

You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone...  Read more

Helping Pets Cope with Temperature Extremes

My thick-coated mixed-breed dog, Jack, loves to play in the snow. He's happy to romp around an icy park for an hour and only stops when the fur between his toes is matted with chunks of ice. He loves the park in the spring and fall, as well, runn...  Read more

Help Your Kids Beat the Summer Heat

It’s "summertime, and the livin' is easy." But for kids, life during summer can be downright sweltering. Many activities—ball games, tennis clinics, band camp, and football training—take place during this hot season, a...  Read more

Tips for Exercising in Heat

The body dissipates heat 4 ways: Conduction – heat transfer from one solid object to another. The transfer is always from the warmer object to the cooler object. Radiation – the loss of heat in the form of infrared rays...  Read more

Fruit and Vegetable Gardening A-Z: Spinach

Spinach is intolerant of heat and "bolts" easily unless you plant specific heat-tolerant varieties. Spinach can be Savoy (curly)-leafed or smooth-leafed and is a delicious additive to soups, sandwiches, smoothies and salads. Hardiness...  Read more

Younger skin through exercise
Updated 4/17/2014 8:27:26 PM

A really interesting article on the effects of exercise on our skin. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/younger-
skin-through-exercise...  Read more

Need some exercises for lower back.
Updated 4/16/2014 7:53:00 AM

I am 60years male & severely overweight. And of course unfit. After much googling I have invested in a kettlebell (30lbs) for weight loss exercise - specifically deadlifts & swings. So far with a calorie diet alone I have lost 35lbs, 285lb down to...  Read more

Fitbit exercise minutes question
Updated 4/16/2014 1:10:53 PM

I have my Fitbit synced to my SP account and as a result I don't enter my exercise minutes so I don't "double up". I've been doing a lot of exercise lately (getting ready for my first 10K race) and my calorie range has of course risen a lot with the...  Read more

Marathoning shows exercise game?
Updated 4/18/2014 10:58:55 AM

So I've become quite the show watcher lately. Currently I've been watching House M.D. and Supernatural. Now, since I'm sitting on my butt throughout most of these shows, I was wondering if anyone who (hopefully watches these shows), wouldn't mind...  Read more

Portable, non-refrigerated/heated lunches
Updated 4/18/2014 8:06:10 AM

Hey guys, I need some ideas for lunches. I broke my ankle about 5 weeks ago. I am on the mend but I still cannot carry much - so my normal leftovers that I would heat up are out of the question. I am on crutches, so anything I carry is in my bag. ...  Read more

Wii makes exercise fun

The Wii is really useful in meeting my exercise goals especially when the summer heat makes outdoor exercising more difficult. 198...  Read more

Beat the Heat Exercise Tip

Walk, jog, or run outside in hot weather? Even with early morning start, the heat and humidity is pretty high in the south. Take a cold, wet rag placing it between your shirt and shoulder and then use it to wipe your face or place on trigger points:...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Poll: Does the Weather Affect Your Motivation to Exercise?

I used to think that my exercise routine was unaffected by the weather. In the summer, I'd make accommodations to deal with the heat (exercising outside in the evening or early morning, shortening workouts, drinking more water, etc.) In the winter,...  Read more

The Best Songs to Sweat to This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and if you're suffering from the heat wave that has been affecting so many regions, the thought of sweating through your workouts may be hard to bear. You can do a lot to stay cool in the summer heat (exercising in the sh...  Read more

Heat, Exercise and Dog

I have been finding it difficult to be consistent exercising in this heat and humidity. Consequently, my weight started to go back up. It is just 4 lbs but I don't like it as it takes a lot longer to get it off than to put it on. Even the dog is...  Read more

House, Heat, Exercise

I love the fact that we are in the house. The little guys room is done (except for trim but thatís not getting put up until the windows are done) and almost all of our stuff is in the house (granted the basement is loaded up and I have no idea where...  Read more