How to work out in summer, according to a celebrity fitness trainer


How to work out when it’s too sunny for comfort, according to a celebrity fitness trainer

Yasmin Karachiwala is responsible for keeping Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone in shape

By Japleen Kaur  June 16th, 2020

The country has seen a few pre-monsoon showers and while that’s given us some respite from the scorching heat, the end of summer still has us wishing it wasn’t so hot. And for a lot of us (tell us we’re not alone in this?), the warm weather sometimes becomes an excuse to not work out. So we turned to celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala for tips. 

Read on for Yasmin Karachiwala’s top 5 tips on how to stay fit:

1. Work out Indoors
Choose working out indoors as the heat can cause immediate dehydration, which can lead to several other problems. So a quick routine designed for at-home workouts will do the trick and you’ll save yourself from the heat.

 

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2. Hydration is key
Do not wait for your body to tell you its thirsty and keep sipping on water throughout the day. What will be a great aid is to opt for infused water. You can either go for a combination of lime and sabja seeds or mint and cucumber. Apart from being amazing natural coolants, they make the water tasty as well!

3. Go Easy
If you stay in high intensity areas where the temperature increases faster than that of your boss when you apply for leave then it’s best you go for a simple workout routine. Ensure your muscles don’t get sore and the heat doesn’t make the situation worse. Take it easy and you’ll see beautiful results!

 

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4. Warm up & Cool down
As much as it is important to get into the groove of forming an exercise schedule, it is equally important to warm up nicely before you do. And remember to do a 15-minute cool down post your workout. A great time to put in some stretches to the mix as your muscles are toned and warmed up, ensuring you don’t face any problem while doing so. Also, it helps to cool down your body if you have to venture out and the temperatures are unforgiving. It helps your body adjust thus making sure you don’t fall sick.

 

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5. Eat Seasonal
In summers, the fruits and vegetables have a higher content of water thus a source for you to stay hydrated indirectly. Bring on the muskmelons, zucchini and watermelons during this time and your body will definitely thank you for that. And if you can, cutting down the protein would definitely be beneficial.

Photographs: Instagram (Yasmin Karachiwala)