When the sun is shining and the summer breezes are blowing, you’re probably happy to skip the gym and get outside for your workout. While getting some fresh air is always a great idea, exercising outdoors can also be dangerous on hot days. Here’s how to stay safe when you choose to head outside for a workout.
Make sure you know the signs of heat exhaustion. You might find that you have to set a slightly slower pace during a warm-weather workout, and that’s totally normal (and a safe thing to do). However, if you’re feeling unusually sluggish or lightheaded, it’s probably time to head inside. These could be early indications of heat exhaustion, which can become a dangerous condition if you push it.
Drink water before, during, and after your workout. Even if you don’t feel particularly thirsty, drink one or two glasses of water before you head out for a run. Then drink at least every 15 minutes during the workout, and have a few more glasses afterward. It’s important to stay hydrated because thirst only occurs when you’re already starting to get dehydrated—and that’s not something you want to happen on a particularly warm day.
Wear the right attire. Obviously, you don’t want to wear anything too bulky when the temperatures soar, but keep sun protection in mind, too. Opt for light, breathable clothing that wicks moisture and, preferably, features material that prevents sunburn. You also may want to wear a hat and some moisture-resistant sunscreen for an extra layer of protection.
Avoid peak sunshine. If you’re used to working out on your lunch break, it might be time to take a different approach. This time of year, the coolest temperatures fall in the early morning and the evening, when the sun isn’t at its brightest. You can avoid overheating by simply switching up the time that you work out.
Dreams are coming true at Sligo Creek Golf Course, but it’s not the putting scores that are improving. Sligo Pit Barbecue and Catering is now open, and they serve the food every hungry golfer desires after playing a long nine. Sligo Pit Barbecue and Catering smokes turkey, brisket, pork, and chicken each day for massive platters, heaping sandwiches, or catering pans to go. They also have classic burgers and dogs, plus a few sides to round out the offering. If your game starts early, they even set up shop at 8:30 a.m. on the weekends for breakfast sandwiches stuffed with a hearty helping of your favorite smoked meat.
Even if you aren’t in Silver Springs to golf, taking a quick trip to Sligo Creek is worth it to enjoy a casual meal of barbecue overlooking the beauty of the greens. And for your next event, you can count on Sligo Pit Barbecue and Catering for reasonably priced pans of food that everyone will love. They are open daily “’til the meat runs out!” so be sure to call ahead if you have a larger order or need catering.Read More
Come to Veteran Plaza on Sunday, August 18th for the first Silver Spring Jerk and Barbecue Festival 2019. This celebration of food and music is sure to be fun for the whole family.
As the name suggests, this party is all about the jerk. The jerk style is a form of cooking native to Jamaica that makes heavy use of a spice mixture of the same name. The spices can be used as a dry rub, or as the major part of a marinade. At this festival, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy dishes in this style from Taste of Jamaica. They’ll serve jerk chicken and jerk pork, with a side of rice and peas as well as salad. Of course, you’ll need to drink something that complements your meal, which is why Reggae Wines will provide a special wine tasting. While you enjoy this excellent food and drink, take in live entertainment in various forms. A fashion show will take place, and Walter will be on hand later to perform his blend of jazz and blues music.
Tickets range from $10 to $15. Proceeds will go to J.E.P.F. Inc. a 501(c) charity.Read More