4 Common Summer Workout Myths Busted
With the scorching heat outside and air conditioners on inside, we know that summers are here. Summers mean that one needs to pull up their socks and get their gym gear ready because it is time to get the ‘summer body’ back.
4 Summer Workout Myths Busted
But there are many myths associated with working out in summers. So here we bust some common summer workout myths.
Myth 1: More The Sweat, Better The Workout
Sweating is not necessarily a sign for a good workout. One can sweat due to various factors other than working out. These may include genetic factors, humidity or heat.
Holistic Fitness Expert, Vesna Jacob, explains:
Sweating is common during summers. It is a process by which the body cools down. A normal person can sweat up to two or three litres during hot and humid climates. If you sweat a lot during working out in summers, it might not be because you have worked out a lot.
Myth 2: Energy Drinks Are a Must For Hydration
No! That’s not true. Although summer workouts usually lead to a lot of sweating and can make you tired, but that does not mean that you need to pick up that bottle of energy drink to regain energy.
Energy drinks can replenish the carbohydrates and electrolytes that you lose during working out but they contain a lot of calories and sugar. Consuming a lot of calories and sugar can bring you back to square one.
So if you feel thirsty, hydrate yourself with water.
Myth 3: We Burn More Calories in Summers
This is another myth. Most people think that it is easier to burn more calories during summers, while in fact, one tends to lose more calories during winters.
Myth 4: Exercising With Air Conditioner On is Okay
This one is debatable. In a country like India with temperatures soaring as high as 50 degrees, working out without an air conditioner can be a task next to impossible. But at the same time, a very cold environment can cause the body to go into a shock while alternating between extreme temperatures.