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Extreme Weather Exercise Safety

Information about how extremes in temperature, altitude ad weather conditions can affect athletic performance. Safety tips for athletes exercising in extremes: heat, cold, altitude, and even jet lag can decrease the body's ability to perform at an optimal level.

Winter Fitness - Survivial Tips For Summer Athletes
Tips and advice for athletes who want to get the most from their off-season training routine.

Hot Weather Exercise Safety
Athletes are especially susceptible to heat-related illness such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke while exercising in hot weather.

What is Heat Rash
Heat Rash is a skin irritation caused by exercising in the heat.

What are Heat Cramps
Heat cramps are painful muscles spasms that occur in the arms, legs, or abdomen that usually occur after several hours of exertion in the heat.

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms and Prevention
Heat exhaustion is a serious condition that can quickly become heat stroke if not treated promptly. Learn how to recognize and prevent heat exhaustion before it becomes heat stroke.

What is Heat Stroke
Heat Stroke is a serious condition and should be treated as an emergency. Also information about heat exhaustion, heat cramps a exercise safely in hot weather.

Heat Illness in Athletes - Signs, Symptoms and Severity
There are a variety of types and severity of heat illness that athletes may develop.

High Altitude Illness and Acute Mountain Sickness
Altitude illness can affect anyone who travels to higher elevations. Learn how to recognize, prevent and treat symptoms of high altitude illness and acute mountain sickness.

Heat Illness
Heat illness can be prevented if you follow some basic guidelines, and are aware of its signs and symptoms.

Dealing with Hypothermia and Frostbite
What to know about exercising in cold weather and recognizing hypothermia and frostbite.

Cold Weather Exercise Safety - Feature
Winter weather warrants special precautions for anyone who exercises outdoors. Learn to watch for early warning signs of frostbite and hypothermia and how to prevent problems in the cold.

Nutrition for Winter Athletes
Athletes who participate in cold weather activities have a variety of special needs when it comes to performing at an optimal level while staying comfortable and safe as temperatures drop.

Dressing for Winter Exercise
Stay warm and dry during cold weather exercise by wearing a base, mid and outer layer of clothing.

Lightning Safety During Outdoor Sports
Lightning strikes during summer thunderstorms are the most dangerous weather condition faced by those engaged in outdoor activities. Do you know how to play it safe during thunder storms?

Athletes and Skin Cancer
When we think about risks of exercising in the summer we typically think of things like dehydration and heat stroke, but rarely do we think about how the added sun exposure effects our risk of skin cancer.

Sun Protection for Swimmers
Swimming outside without getting burned can be a challenge. Between meets and workouts, you have to find the products that work for you. It might be a cream or lotion, or maybe the clothing you wear between events.

Water Intoxication
Atheles can drink too much water.

Desert Hiking Safety Tips
Hiking in the desert requires a special packing list to prepare for the hot, dry and extreme desert climate.

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