40 degrees Celsius. That’s the weather forecast for much of Australia on December 25 – AKA Christmas Day. And the days that follow are expected to be equally sweltering. Here are some tips to ensure you make it through the scorching temperatures unscathed.
The same running workout feels harder on a hot day than on a cool one, and it’s not just your imagination. We really do slow down in the heat — at least until we’ve adapted to it — and it’s possible to calculate exactly how much.