A Jaguars’ Trainer Helps Us Stay Cool in Summer

Posted on Aug 9th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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How many times have you laced up your running shoes, grabbed your water bottle, and lost all motivation to exercise outdoors when you notice the temperature is already  91 degrees…at 8:30 in the morning? The flip-side of living in our gorgeous, sunny state is that we are forced to endure summer heat that makes most of us feel wrung-out by humidity and triple-digit temperatures. So, how can you stay fit and active, outdoors, in spite of our tropical weather? We took our question to Rod Scott, an assistant athletic trainer with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Rod explained that while hydration is key, you also have to know your limitations, exercise in a cooler part of the day and be careful to prepare your body for longer periods of outdoor activity over time.     Watching the players during training camp and in the first half of the regular season, we know that Rod and the training team are authorities in helping us stay safe and fit in the dog-days of summer. What do you do to stay cool when the temperature outside is anything but? Share your tips below, and we'll share the best ones on our Facebook page!

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Kate Warnock

Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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