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By Jason Lewis/The Outbound Collective

Getting in daily exercise is important for everyone, and when the weather is nice there’s nothing better than working out in the fresh air.

Running, walking, hiking, and bicycling are just a few of the fun ways you can get your heart rate up outdoors, but it’s important to stay safe while you’re doing them. Being prepared and taking certain precautions before you start your routine can keep you from having issues such as heatstroke and dehydration, which can lead to serious injury.

One of the best ways to be prepared is simply to make sure you are well-rested and have had enough to eat and drink before your workout. Fueling up before a big run will keep up your energy levels and prevent you from feeling light-headed once the blood starts flowing.

Read on for more tips on how to prepare for an outdoor workout…

#1: Take care of your body

Your body is a giant machine, and it’s important to make sure all the pieces are working well before setting it to the task of exercise. Get plenty of sleep the night before, and do stretches before you even get out of bed. This can help you gently wake up your muscles and will have you feeling ready to start the day…

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