I usually work out at home with bodyweight exercises, high-intensity interval sprints on a stationary bike, kettlebells, and lifting various random weights (as heavy as I can find). Can't afford a gym for the time being, and do not have air-con at home.
It works great most of the year but now that temperatures are starting to reach 30 celsius (86 F) and humidity is around 80-90%, I'm struggling to get anywhere near my usual intensity and duration. I get absolutely drenched in sweat after just 10 min of warmup, face glistening and red like a tomato - making the warmup feel like I've just completed an entire hardcore workout routine... not fun.
Should I just carry on and plough through the toughness (hoping there is some beneficial increased condition/hormesis type of effect going on), or listen to my body which feels like it's saying "slow down now, this isn't a great time to be making huge demands"? I don't want to stop exercising althogether, it makes me feel great and physically I am now in better shape than ever before (I'm in my 20s) - not something I want to lose through inactivity!
How do you deal with heat and exercise? Do you reduce/adapt your routine? Also, is there anything diet-wise that can be done to increase heat tolerance (maybe eat more veggies, water, or reduce calories)?
(Note: I eat high-fat paleo - with some dairy and very little fruit).