Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Walking and Staying Safe Tips With BlazeBands

I love to walk. It is my main form of exercise. However during the summer months, in Florida, it is near impossible. Between the heat and constant rainstorms you have to get creative on how you keep up your exercise routine. Today I am going to share with you some of my tips on how I get through the summer without missing a step. Also how to do it safely, as it does involve some after dark or early morning activities.

Be An Early Bird or Night Owl
Walk in the early morning or early evening to avoid the steamiest part of the day, usually between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Seek Out Shade
Direct sun can make the temperature feel up to 15 degrees hotter. Check your area to see if there are parks with trails through the trees.

Expose Your Skin
Sweat can evaporate more easily from bare arms and legs. (Wear plenty of sunscreen, even under your shirt.)

Add Water
Wet your shirt, and you'll have on-the-spot air-conditioning.

Ice Your Thrist
Freeze a half-full water bottle, then top it off as you head out. Take sips regularly while you're walking. Six to eight ounces of water every 15 minutes should be enough. As an extra precaution against dehydration, weigh yourself before your walk and again afterward. If you've dropped a pound or two, drink up. You've lost fluid that is important to your body's cooling system.

Change Shoes
For warm-weather workouts, you need lightweight, ventilated walking shoes and socks that wick away sweat. Mesh is cooler than leather and dries faster when your feet sweat. Or try a walking sandal. You might also get an extra pair of shoes and alternate between them every day so that each pair has a chance to dry out completely. This helps you avoid fungi and blisters.

Reduce Friction
Be aware of areas where skin rubs against skin--between your toes, thighs, and under your arms--and apply a small amount of petroleum jelly or use Runner's Lube, a nonstaining cream made from lanolin, zinc oxide, and benzocaine. 

Listen To Your Body
Your body will tell you when you can push yourself, and when it's time to coast. If you develop a headache or become dizzy or weak, stop exercising and head for a cool place. Drink plenty of cool fluids, and rest.

Another important issue is safety. When walking in the early morning or at night, you need to make sure you can been seen by drivers. The best thing I have found is Atopio-Reflective Ankles Band, BlazeBands. They are small, lightweight, and can be seen from 700 feet away! 

 Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident. It's vital to increase your visibility to oncoming traffic.  BlazeBand Reflective Wrist Bands provide that extreme, bright white reflectivity that helps you and your loved ones remain visible even in low light conditions. Reflective Bands are superior to LED lights and require no batteries. 

Retro reflective materials reflect light in any direction or angle the light source originates. Their retro reflective tape is rated at 400 cd/lux which meets and exceeds key high visibility norms. It skyrockets both daytime and low light visibility.  

 Lightweight, fully-adjustable, comfortable, and durable, BlazeBands are easy to strap on and go jogging, walking, or cycling in visible safety. Strap a pair on your kids when they go to bicycle, skateboard, or play outside.  Keep a pair of BlazeBands in the glove compartment for increased visibility to other drivers in case of a car breakdown. The BlazeBands are extremely comfortable and highly visible!

So remember this summer, keep cool, hydrated, and safe! You can still keep your exercise routine, just make a few, simple adjustments. 

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I received the Blazebands free in exchange for a fair and honest review 
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