The Dos and Don’ts of Running in the Heat: Wear White

It's one of the hottest summers on record—but I still need to get outside and exercise. How can I stay cool when I run?

Jul 9, 2012
Outside Magazine

If it’s sunny, opt for light colored clothing. In general, dark clothing will absorb more solar radiation, raising your skin temperature. One study found a manikin wearing black clothing had a surface temperature of up to 15 degrees higher than when the manikin wore white.

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