3 ways to stay cool while running this summer

Olympian and Atlanta Track Club coach Amy Yoder Begley offers these tips
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How to stay cool while running in heat Atlanta
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In summer, some of us only dash from one air-conditioned place to another, while other brave souls actually head out for a jog. 2008 Olympian and Atlanta Track Club coach Amy Yoder Begley offers a few tips on surviving a hot run:

  • Start cool. Try taking a long, cold shower beforehand to help bring down your core temperature.
  • Replenish. Hydrate with water, of course, but sports drinks are your friends too; they restore the electrolytes lost in sweat.
  • Gear up. Wear light-colored clothes, or try cooling gear, (Atlanta magazine pick: Under Armour’s Cool­Switch tank, pictured), which pulls heat away from the body while cooling the skin.

This article originally appeared in our July 2016 issue.

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