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5 Keys for Safely Exercising in the Heat

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Exercising in the heat can be very tricky.  It’s not about just being uncomfortable, there are some real dangers often overlooked.

Hydration

It’s common knowledge that we humans need to drink more water when exercising in the heat.  The lack of water can cause weakness, lightheadedness, fainting, nausea and even total collapse.  But the answer to being safe is not just to drink gallons of water.

Exercising in the heat creates a big increase in the need for your body to produce perspiration to cool down the body by evaporation.  You may not even notice the perspiration because it can evaporate quickly.

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Posted in: Exercise, Health & Well Being

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