Mankato Marathon Running in the Sun

In Minnesota, and other parts of the country where winter seems to drag on forever, spring and summer are exciting seasons. The air becomes warmer, the sun gets brighter and outdoor activities are frequent. Naturally, your skin’s exposure to the sun increases during this time of year, which results in a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

Mankato Marathon Exercise Daily and Raise a Family 2

You know you are supposed to exercise every day. You want to exercise every day. But you have a family and children — children who are involved in activities and events after school, in the evenings and on weekends. How could you possibly fit it all in?

Mankato Marathon Water

Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight and plays a role in everything your body does.

In general, men need at least 12 cups of fluid daily, while women require a minimum of nine cups. Your body loses 8-12 cups of water every day, which needs to be replaced. Factors that increase your fluid needs include: exercise, hot weather, high altitude, a high fiber diet and increased fluid losses from caffeine and alcohol intake.

Mankato Marathon Tips for Success

It’s said that a body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest.

But it doesn’t have to.

Mankato Marathon Heatstroke

It’s that time of year when the temperature is continuously rising and the scenery gets more and more beautiful every day. A daily outdoor workout allows you to get quality physical activity while enjoying your environment. But overworking your body in the heat can cause you to become incapable of exercising due to cramping, feeling nauseated or, in the worst case scenario, losing consciousness. When you overheat during exercise, effects can range in severity from mild heat cramps to heat exhaustion to potentially life-threatening heatstroke.


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