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wisher
06-03-2007, 03:23 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?


Sheila53
06-03-2007, 05:35 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!

Kery
06-04-2007, 12:58 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.


wisher
06-04-2007, 08:50 AM
yeah I carried a water bottle with me.

thanks!

Durian
06-05-2007, 11:41 AM
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.