You Might Need More than Custom Sportswear this Summer

You Might Need More than Custom Sportswear this Summer

Summer brings tons of joy from vacation to adventurous sport you might think summer is a wonderful time of the year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors but some runners may not agree.  Athletes struggle with the heat and can be a hindrance to their daily workout routine. You already got your Colourup Custom Sportwear what else would you need to beat the heat!? Here are Colourup Uniforms top ten tips to keep your cool:


Wear sun cream: With the sun this strong it is absolutely vital that you wear sun cream.  Sunburn, skin ageing and increased risk of skin cancer can be caused by exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Sun cream with a high SPF can protect you against both UVA and UVB rays.  Make sure you apply the cream 30 minutes before you head out and they need to be reapplied every two hours

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Wear Appropriate Sportswear: Wear loose-fitting sportswear in light colours.  Go for technical fabrics which are lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking and try out our custom shorts which are fabulous for summer running!


Hydrate and consider electrolytes: It is crucial that you stay adequately hydrated. Take enough fluid on board before you leave the house and keep yourself well hydrated at regular intervals as you exercise. Sweat is not just water, you lose salts as well so to balance this loss add electrolytes to your drink. 


Change your route: Try trail running during summer. Remember trees are your friends so opt for forest runs, there’ll be some shade offered by the trees and it may be cooler than running along an exposed path. 

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Use a gym: A gym is always a safer option when the heat really is too much, head to an air-conditioned gym and don't forget to take your custom uniforms designed especially for gym workout


Slow your pace: Run for shorter times can save you from the risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke in the summer. Avoid intense training workouts outdoor during summer. 


Run Before the Sun Hits High: Try to avoid the midday sun and schedule your daily run before 10 am or after 4 pm when it will be cooler. 


Be aware: Always be aware of what symptoms you might experience if you’re overheating.  Watch out for symptoms such as feeling faint, lightheaded, dizzy or nauseous, vomiting, palpitations, heavy sweating or lack of sweating, paleness, cramps in your arms, legs or stomach, feeling tired or weak, headaches, cool and moist skin or clammy skin, rapid or shallow breathing, feeling irritable or confused

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Run with a buddy:  Everybody needs a workout buddy. Whether it’s working out in a gym or running with a buddy can be fun and helpful especially in the Summer so you can look out for each other and make sure you’re both safe and to make it even more fun Custom Team Wear for you and your workout buddy. If you prefer to run solo, make sure you tell someone what route you’ll be doing and when to expect you back, so they know if there are any problems.

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