Wear breathable, loose clothing.
- Natural fibers
Wear a hat when possible.
- Suggestions on a type?
- There's even some non-sting sublock-gels out there now, which won't run into your eyes, and even if they do they won't sting.
Wear sunglasses when possible.
- UV A/B is important, a good brand name can be important.. I remember hearing somewhere that "100% protection" isn't as good as it gets. Comments?
- Avoid rolling on wet grass - avoid bugs.
- Eat light during the day. don't eat up to two hours before class
- Enjoy the heat and avoid the mentality of "toughing it out"
- Breathe well - it helps to cool yourself a bit
If you need to take a moment to cool off, place cool damp cloth around your neck.
On hydration ∞
- Lukewarm water
- Sip frequently, don't gulp.
- Mix sports drinks from powder to control the amounts
- Don't entirely replace water with Gatorade
- Avoid sugary drinks
Any suggestions on juice or salted water?
One instructor's advice:
Do not drink more than a sip or two during class. This is counter productive to the training. DO keep well hydrated the rest of the time. Most of us simply do not drink enough water. Working out during hot, humid weather makes hydration even more of an issue.