Exercise! - Working Out In The Heat

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06-03-2007, 04:23 PM
Today I went to work out in the fitness room and it was locked :( So I had to exercise outside. I live in Arizona and it was about 90 degrees this morning. I didn't do much because it was so hot, I just powerwalked for about 30 minutes. So my question is, do you actually work harder and burn more calories when it's hot or does it just feel that way?

06-03-2007, 06:35 PM
I'm betting that you lose more water weight (fluid loss), but you don't burn more calories in the heat. Just a guess, though!

06-04-2007, 01:58 AM
Yes, you pretty much drop more water--better be careful about dehydration risks in such cases, because at times we may feel like "we can do it", and then, bam, come the nasty side-effects.

06-04-2007, 09:50 AM
yeah I carried a water bottle with me.


06-05-2007, 12:41 PM
Yep, seconding and thirding the others. I have a hard time working out in the heat, so when a fitness room is closed, I try to find things I can do around the house to increase my activity.