The sun is out, the temperatures are rising and recreational sporting events, bike rides and fun runs are in high gear. But exercising in extremely hot weather has it's downside. It's the time of year when participants in those sports are more likely to suffer from serious heat illness, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. In order to prevent becoming a statistic, it's helpful to learn about the most common types of heat illness and take some basic precautions if you exercise in hot weather.
The bottom line for summertime athletes is to know the warning signs of a heat illness, and as soon as you feel unwell, stop exercise, and head for cooler temperatures.
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- Heat Illness Warning Signs
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- Heat rash
- Heat exhaustion
- Heat stroke
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