WOOO! IT almost feels like a heat wave out there!
With this heat, it brings some challenges while poling. You slip and slide where you want to stick and stick where you want to slide. This past week I was a Sweaty Betty! My hand grip was shot and my feet seemed to have sweat shooting out of them. Needless to say Cupids and Lever spins were not my friends this week.
However, we did learn a sweet new spin called a double elbow spin! (PICTURES/VIDEO TO COME!! I forgot my phone opps!) I was super excited about this new move as it did not require me to use my hands or feet! I was able to nail it on my dominate side, but on my opportunity side my brain went “You want my to do what?!?” I am not sure about the rest of you, but this happens to me quite a bit. I can nail a move on one side of my body and then when I try the other, it is like my appendages are not connected to my body! I continue to work on moves on my opportunity side hoping some day they will come to me, but for now all I can do is practice!
That is how my poling went this week, but let’s get back to exercising in the heat and humidity. Here are some tips about safe exercising in the heat.
-Be sure to stay hydrated (I know I sound like a broken record, but it is super easy to sweat out the water you drank and become dehydrated! Not good!)
– Try to avoid the hottest parts of the day if you can! Early morning and late afternoon are the best times of day. They are much cooler and you are less likely to suffer from heat stroke.
– Wear lightweight loose fitting clothes. This helps sweat evaporate and keeps you cooler.
More tips and information about staying safe and healthy in this heat can be found at MayoClinic.org
Keep On Poling!
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Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. MayoClinc. “Pay attention to warning signs”, 2014. Web, 13, July, 2014