A water based work out

The summers in my local part are always sunny, boiling and humid! This year has been especially brutal, and everyday, by 8 in the day, the temperature has climbed above eighty degrees.

  • I workout every afternoon for about an minute.

I use the lanai constructed on the back of the house as my gym, but for most of the year, the screened space is ideal. I prefer the fresh breeze. The lack of temperature control is a problem during the summer. I get up and workout as early as possible, hoping to avoid the heat of the afternoon. I run a box fan at max speed and stand directly in front of it. I sweat so badly that I sometimes get lightheaded. I need to keep a towel handy and drink lots of water. I am blessed that I have a lake within walking distance of my house, then on the days when I just can’t face exercising in such boiling and sticky conditions, I head to the water. The lake water is always a comfortable temperature, and it’s not overly deep. I can choose to remain in the shallow part for water aerobics. I run, kick, skip and do lunges, jumps and high knees. The water keeps myself and others pleasantly cool even though the water adds resistance; Although the movements are slow, they require more exertion from my muscles. I sometimes choose to swim laps across the lake or tread water in the middle for extended periods of time. I prefer working out in the water so much that my workouts often last numerous minutes.


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