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Exercising in the Heat

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SUMMER IS THE TIME WHEN THOSE WHO WORK OUT CAN ENJOY THE OUTDOORS, BUT WITH TEMPERATURE INDICIES OVER 100 DEGREES. DOCTORS SAY IT ISN'T SAFE TO TAKE YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE OUTSIDE.
    
ESPECIALLY WITH HIGH HUMIDITY LIKE WE'VE BEEN EXPERIENCING BECAUSE IT MAKES IT HARDER FOR YOUR BODY TO SWEAT, SWEATING PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN REGULATING BODY TEMPERATURE.

"That's actually why we sweat, it's a mechcanism to cool our bodies. So when the humidity's high, evaporation can't occur. So we really have a  hard time getting rid of any heat that's produced by our muscles through exericse."

EXPERTS SAY IT'S BEST TO KEEP YOUR WORK OUT ROUTINE INDOORS UNTIL THE HEAT ADVISORY IS LIFTED.
    
SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION INCLUDE DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, OR LIGHTHEADEDNESS.
  
IF YOU'VE SPENT TIME OUTSIDE AND FEEL OVERHEATED, DOCTORS SAY IT'S BEST TO SPRINKLE YOUR SKIN WITH WATER AND SIT IN FRONT OF A FAN.
  
DOCTORS ALSO WARN WHILE IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAY HYDRATED AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER, IT ISN'T A CURE AGAINST THE HEAT,
  
IF YOU'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME OUTDOORS, YOU CAN STILL GET SICK FROM THE HEAT.



Exercising in the Heat


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