The experts at American University say heat stroke is just one strenuous workout away.
– Start by planning your outdoor exercise during the coolest time of the day, early morning. If that doesn’t work, wait until after 5pm.
– Wear light colored clothes that wick away moisture, but wear as little as you can comfortably get away with.
– Protect any bare skin with sunscreen.
– Once your workout is under way, take it slow and easy. Acclimating your body to the heat takes time.
– And drink plenty of water, enough to replace what you lose. A good rule of thumb is to drink one pint of water for every pound you lose.
The early symptoms of heat illness include:
– heavy sweating
– thirst and
– muscle cramps
so stay on the lookout for your own safety.
I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV, with the news that doctors are reading; health news for healthier living.