Ever wondered what you can do in those hot summer months to not only stay cool and hydrated, but also increase your performance when the heat is bearing down on you? We found a few solutions to keep you cool while you are burnin’ up those calories!
Recent studies have shown that if you cool the body before any athletic activity, it can not only delay fatigue but increase your performance. This means that the cooler your body temperature is before you run, the farther you may be able to run. This is good news for those of us training in hot, humid conditions who feel the burden of what a few extra degrees can do to our performance. Check out a few ways to cool you down before you burn up those extra calories.
Power Ice is the perfect pre-workout fuel to not only cool your internal temperature but give your body the needed electrolytes and hydration that your body needs to keep going. Bonus: At only 30 calories per bar, you can cool down and power up without the added weight of extra calories!
Smoothies are a great way to mix in a few frozen fruits and protein to pump up your pre-workout and cool you down before you heat it up in the gym. Try out a few of our favorite smoothie recipes:
Frozen Fruits are great if you don’t have time to make a smoothie, but need an extra kick of energy before you run out the door. Try washing and freezing fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries and keeping them in baggies, or adding them to Define Bottle for easy access as you run out the door!
Your Turn: How do you stay cool before you burn up calories?