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Be Safe While Exercising Outside


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

Working out in the sunshine and fresh air can be so good for your body, but you also have to be careful when the temperatures start to rise. The most important things are protecting your skin and staying hydrated.

Obviously, the answer is to drink tons of water and wear sunscreen. But if you want a little extra help staying hydrated and are looking for SPF that is made for working out, check out these products below.

Nuun Hydration Tablets

I got hooked on these when I went through yoga teacher training and was in a heated yoga studio for multiple hours almost every day of the week. They are packaged in a small tube that's easy to keep in your purse or gym bag, and you can drop one into whatever reusable water bottle you. It cuts down on single-use plastic and helps you stay hydrated!

I truly feel a difference in my body when I use these and when I forget to add one to my water. There are tons of different flavors and different types, so check out their website to see what else they have. This one below is made specifically for training and exercising.

"A tasty + hydrating blend of electrolytes, minerals and caffeine provides complete hydration with an extra boost. 10 tablets per tube. Dissolve in 16oz. of water." —Nuun

Mission Cooling Towel

I love cooling towels because you can stuff it in your waistband or tie it on your wrist when you're not using it. Just pour some water from your bottle on it when you need to cool off, and boom. Instant gratification.

"When activated with water it cools to 30 degrees below average body temperature in under 30 seconds! Activate quickly in 3 steps: Wet it, Wring it out and Snap it. Keeps cool for hours, the original cooling towel stays cool for up to 2 hours so that you can comfortably stay active longer.
The towel is reusable and machine washable, with permanent chemical-free cooling fabric technology that will never wash out. It also provides UPF 50 protection from the sun." —Amazon

Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50

Supergoop is amazing for my sensitive skin. It's one of those sunscreens I had trouble believing in at first because it felt so lightweight I thought it couldn't possibly be doing anything. But it is the real deal! You can apply it and then forget about it and enjoy your workout without feeling greasy or having it melt and drip into your eyes.

"Our original broad spectrum SPF 50 lotion for face and body. This hydrating, fast-absorbing formula provides high performance protection from UVA, UVB and IRA rays, while also helping prevent photoaging and dehydration. We've also formulated it to be water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so it's perfect for a day of play (i.e. things like running or going to the beach). It also smells amazing." —Supergoop

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