Planning on Working Out in the Heat?

Much of Europe and the United States are in the middle of a heatwave, with temperatures recently reaching a record-breaking 114°F (46°C) in France. This will have made for less than ideal training conditions for soccer players competing in the Women’s World Cup, let alone anyone else who might want to work on their fitness. With several months of summer left, here are the things everybody should keep in mind when exercising during hot weather.

Know the symptoms of heat stroke

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion (referred to medically as exertional heat illness, or EHI) can not only interfere with your training, but have a severe impact on your health, so it’s important to take precautions. This means being aware of the symptoms, and not simply dismissing them as the side effect of an intense workout. 

Excerpted from Men’s Health

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