The mass proliferation of the limitless, adventurous activities that Mother Earth bestows upon us during Summer every year, is on the horizon. Optimize your exercise routine for Summer and you will be a step ahead of the curve. Longer and hotter days are just some of the variables we have to juggle throughout summer. Hydration becomes crucial factor and as intuitively obvious as the necessity for water is, still many people actually neglect their body's thirst for water. Even when you are not thirsty, make sure you replenish yourself with fluids.  Here are some fitness tips for the Summer so you can beat the heat! 1.) Be An Early Riser: The saying that says if you can't beat it, then join it, does not work here. Extreme summer heat is can make exercising outside miserable. You can't just say, "**** IT!" and go run in 100 degree heat daily for 3 months. You'll fry. Instead, do your best to avoid the sun. Wake up early and get your routine in before 9am. The coolness from the night before will still linger and prevent your body from becoming exhausted. Your energy will not be zapped if you get outside early enough. Beat the heat by avoiding the sun during its peak hours. If you can't beat it, avoid it! 2.) Dress Cool: Sporty clothing such as mesh and nylon is good to wear while you work out in the summer. Light weight and light colored clothing will serve you well and keep you cooler than dark colored, cotton heavy shirts and shorts. Lightweight fabrics are instrumental towards optimizing your summer workout experience. 3.) Build a Home Gym: If you have a treadmill, an exercise bike, an adjustable flat, incline, decline bench and a dumbbell set at your home (garage and basement stay cool), then you can train indoors and stay cool that way. People with home gym equipment workout far more frequently than those who don't. Having fitness equipment around you allows you to act on your impulses and workout whenever you feel the urge. Conversely, if you do not have fitness equipment at home, you will have to go to a gym to exercise and by the time you get there, you may not even feel like working out anymore. Additionally, having gym equipment in your home makes you feel guilt if you don't use it and let's face it, none of us feel too guilty about not going to the gym. 4.) Go Swimming: Swimming kills 2 birds with 1 stone. You cool off your body while giving it an amazingly effective cardiovascular workout. Swimming is a fantastic summer activity and a must for fitness enthusiasts. 5.) Small Ball: Throughout the Summer, you should be frequently charging your battery through eating small meals throughout the day. Eating small meals keeps us energized, while also feeling light, which is the goal and keeps our body and mind working well. Your metabolism increases through eating small meals frequently and the higher your metabolic rate is, the more calories that you'll burn each hour. 6.) Be Adventurous: Exploring your wild side certainly has its perks. Monotonous drilldowns of the same workouts can lead to complacency and boredom. Through fascinating your brain with new and exciting activities, you will remain motivated to keep pushing the envelope and trying new routes of fitness. After all, you can always go back to your ordinary routine if you try an excursion that you don't like. The point is, trying out fun activities during the Summer should be a goal for each and every one of you!