All the tips you need for exercising safely in the Doha heat

Fitness instructor Tarek El Sherif shares some words of wisdom

All the tips you need for exercising safely in the Doha heat

Tarek El Sherif is a freelance certified fitness instructor. Here he shares a few tips to encourage workouts and how to stay safe and healthy while exercising in hot weather. He says: “We should never stop exercising and always make it part of our lifestyle to stay healthy, strong and happy.”

1 Always stay hydrated before, during and after exercise

2 Spend extra time stretching before and after exercise to avoid cramps

3 Warming up is very important to inform the body it is about to exercise

4 Have a light meal 40 minutes before exercising

5 Have a protein-rich meal after your workout to stimulate muscle growth

6 Apply sunblock if you are going to exercise outdoors

7 Change your T-shirt after working out before entering any building with the air-conditioning on to avoid getting sick.

El Sherif conducts spinning classes at Sheraton Grand Doha on Tuesdays at 5pm and The Ritz-Carlton, Doha on Fridays at 9pm.

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