Residents take precautions while working out as temps spike

The weather is sweltering, but it's not getting in the way of outdoor exercise routines.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2020, 8:06 PM

Updated 1,401 days ago

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The weather is sweltering, but it's not getting in the way of outdoor exercise routines.
With gyms closed amid the pandemic, some people have made exercising outside their new normal. 
John McFarlane, of Yonkers, says working out daily is a way of life no matter how hot it gets.
"I'm from Jamaica, so it's 97 in the shade in Jamaica," he says.
McFarlane, who exercises on the South County Trail in Dobbs Ferry, says he knows the importance of protecting himself against heat exhaustion and other heat-related risks.
Bob Denor, of the Bronx, says riding his bike for hours in the hot weather puts more stress on his body, so he takes precautions.
"I got this Gatorade in the freezer all last night, now it’s nice and cold and ready for me to drink," he says.
Many residents say being out in the hot weather beats the alternative of staying indoors in air-conditioned comfort.
"It's the difference between staying home and getting out and doing something that gets rid of all your tension.  I don't feel the heat," says Lanny Lerner, of Yonkers.
News 12 has few tips to help you stay cool in the hot weather:
  • Stay hydrated, water is best but sports drinks also work when exercising for prolonged periods of time.
  • Wear light clothing; bright colors and cotton fabrics work best.
  • Try to plan workouts before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. The times in between are usually the hottest of the day.
 


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