Heat Impacting Your Plans Outdoors? Stay Active with These Five Tips

  Heat Impacting Your Plans Outdoors? Stay Active with These Five Tips

  Life Time provides tips guidance to remain active even on the hottest days

Business Wire

CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- June 27, 2013

Hot summer days are hitting coast-to-coast but it doesn’t mean you need to
stay indoors. Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) offers
these five tips to easily maintain your outdoor workouts and other activities.

  *Choose time wisely: If going for a long run, plan to run in the morning
    before temperatures rise or in the evening after it cools down. Life Time
    Run offers a Tuesday night social run guided by a certified run coach that
    would be perfect for anyone trying to beat the heat. For training programs
    or strength routines, focus on shorter workouts that allow you to enjoy
    the sunshine without being outside for too long.
  *Wear loose fitting and light clothes: Look for high-tech apparel designed
    to pull sweat away from the body to keep you comfortable and dry. Wear
    lighter colors to reflect the heat and plan to wear a hat or a visor to
    keep your face protected. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
  *Stay hydrated: Drinking water before and after a workout is vital but
    don’t forget to drink throughout your outdoor activities as well.
  *Know and Monitor your heart rate: Complete an Active Metabolic Assessment
    to determine your fuel utilization in each of your five Heart Rate
    Training Zones. Entering those zones into a heart rate monitor is a great
    way to see how hard your heart is working and how much stress you’re
    putting on your body, especially when exercising outdoors. A heart rate
    monitor allows you to understand when you need to slow down your speed or
    exercise intensity in order to avoid overheating and/or becoming
    dehydrated. A Life Time Metabolic Specialist can work with you to
    understand your personalized target heart rate zones to maximize results
    and help you safely and effectively reach your goals indoors or outside.
  *Recover: Recovery is important with any workout but is especially
    imperative after an outdoor workout in the heat. In addition to water,
    replenish with a high-quality whey protein shake, Creatine and Glutamine
    for muscle recovery or stop by the LifeCafe for a post-workout smoothie.
    Taking an Omega-3 fish oil and a multivitamin daily will also aid in
    overall health.

It bears repeating. Hydrate early and often.  To learn more about exercising
safely in the heat, visit a Life Time destination near you and stop by the
Personal Training desk to talk with a certified Fitness Professional. To
purchase high-quality nutrition supplements, heart rate monitors or high-tech
apparel from Life Time Run visit a Life Time destination near you or
shop.lifetimefitness.com. To learn more about Life Time Fitness, visit
LifeTimeFitness.com or Facebook.com/lifetimefitness.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps
organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health
objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas
of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life
Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation
and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this
by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality
and value. As of June 27, 2013, the Company operated 106 centers under the
LIFE TIME FITNESS^® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC^® brands in the United States and
Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services
is available at lifetimefitness.com.

Contact:

Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776
lflinn@lifetimefitness.com
 
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