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I don't need to tell you that working out during the summer months can be hot and sweaty. Heck, sometimes the heat can be unbearable if you're indoors. Even if I find myself in a nice air-conditioned gym or studio, I can still feel the heat. Leaving a cool indoor space in your sweaty workout clothes in the dead of summer and getting a blast of hot air is just a jarring experience.
But the heat shouldn't get in the way of your workouts if you take the right precautions to make sure you're doing it safely and avoiding dehydration, heat exhaustion, or even a heat stroke. You'll want to take cool showers; drink plenty of water and/or other hydrating fluids; work out earlier in the morning or later in the evenings; and pay attention to your body so you can stop if you're pushing yourself too hard.
It helps to change up your activewear during the summer months, too. The same thicker leggings and tops that keep you warm and cozy during the winter months will make you feel even hotter and more uncomfortable in the summer. Try to choose activewear in lighter colors that will reflect the sun, lightweight fabrics, and of course, pieces that are really sweat-wicking.
If you're in need of some summer-ready leggings, take a look at some options below.
1. Girlfriend Collective Mahogany Float High-Rise Leggings
2. Ewedoos Yoga Pants With Pockets
3. Zella Studio Lite Crop Leggings
4. FP Movement High-Rise Full-Length Running Through My Mind Leggings
These leggings are super-breathable thanks to the mesh details down the legs. And another bonus? The fabric is made from recycled materials.
5. Lululemon Invigorate High-Rise Crop
6. Amazon Essentials Mid-Rise Capri Active Leggings
7. Outdoor Voices Core 3/4 Leggings
8. Nike One Rainbow Ladder Pocket Tights
9. Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity High-Waist 7/8 Running Leggings
10. Core10 Nearly Naked Yoga High-Waist 7/8 Cropo Leggings
11. Alo High-Waist Coast Capri
12. FP Movement High-Rise 7/8 Riptide Leggings
13. Athleta Elation Camo 7/8 Tight
14. Electric Yoga Strut It Mesh Leggings
15. Amazon Essentials Studio Mid-Rise Full Length Yoga Leggings
More Workout Gear for Summer
Glamorise's sports bra is just so easy to wear during the summer. The moisture-wicking piece is designed with lightweight mesh for breathability.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.