This powder features organic coconut water for hydration, alongside a powerful blend of fermented ginger root, black pepper, curcumin from fermented whole turmeric root and ashwagandha. It’s an ideal choice to help you wind down after a vigorous workout in the heat.
2. Adjust Your Exercise Schedule
Be sensible and adapt your summer fitness plan to fit around the hottest parts of the day.
When the sun is at its hottest between 11am and 3pm, you’ll be at greater risk of sunburn, overheating and dehydration when exercising outdoors, so it’s advisable to adjust your regime so you’re working out early in the morning or later in the evenings instead.
You might also need to switch up your usual workout gear to make sure you’re wearing looser, cotton, more breathable clothes to help keep you as cool as possible while you’re turning up the heat on your workout.
3. Embrace the Outdoors
Make the most of the longer daylight hours and exercise outdoors as often as possible in the summer months – just be mindful of the time of day you’re working out.
From hikes through the countryside to long runs by the coast and from visiting your local beach to signing up to an outdoor HIIT or yoga class, there are so many great options for getting outdoors for a workout.
Connecting with nature as part of your summer fitness regime could help to give your mental health a boost too – there’ll be plenty of time for indoor exercise in the long winter months!
4. Wear Sunscreen Outdoors
It goes without saying that it’s still important to wear sunscreen when you’re working out outdoors, even if you’re exercising early in the morning or in the evening when the sun isn’t at its strongest. This will help keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
When you’re working up a sweat or feeling the breeze on a long run or bike ride, you won’t necessarily notice how hot your skin is getting, so it’s important to take regular breaks to reapply sunscreen.
Remember that the higher the SPF rating, the greater the protection you’ll be getting.
5. Fuel Your Body
Many of us choose to eat lighter meals largely comprised of salad and vegetables when it’s particularly warm and you don’t want to eat anything too heavy. But it’s important to make sure you’re still fuelling your body properly with protein, and Garden of Life’s protein powders can help.
Try our Sport Organic Plant-Based Energy Protein in a summery blackberry and cherry flavour, designed to be taken 20 minutes before you work out. It contains 85mg of caffeine from coffeeberry and 220mcg of wholefood vitamin B12 per serving, alongside a unique nitric oxide mix of organic vegetables, including kale, spinach and beets.