Getting shivers after a workout in winter is understandable. But have you ever wondered why you can still feel them in summer?

Once you finish your workout, your heat production immediately drops, but you continue sweating whilst losing heat. This affects your core temperature and you get cold. Some earlier, some later. It depends on your body’s shape.

Layer up

With proper clothing you can prevent chills during and after a workout. Even if you still feel warm and sweaty after your workout, putting on dry clothing is the key to avoiding hypothermia.

Cool down to warm up

Cooling down after your workout prevents your body temperature from dropping too quickly. Once you have finished your workout, continue exercising for 5 to 10 minutes with reduced intensity and slower pace to calm your body down and allow your heart rate to return to normal.

Hydration

Drinking enough before your workout can make a huge difference to how you feel post-workout. It’s essential in regulating your body temperature. Dehydration can lead to chills, nausea, dizziness and cramps. No matter how warm it is.

Blood Sugar

Having a low blood sugar level after training can also lead to post-workout chills. Make sure to eat enough during the day before a long workout.

Warm shower

The first thing to do once you’re home is to get out of your damp workout clothes. Hose sweaty clothes can influence your body temperature more than you know. Then, jump into a warm shower or a hot bath to loosen your muscles and to warm your body.

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