If you’re a dedicated athlete, weather doesn’t stop you from your training and workout routine. But when temperatures turn hot, it’s time to take some extra precautions. Physical activity increases your core temperature. So does hot weather. When you combine the two, you risk serious illness.
It’s great to exercise outside, but working out in warmer weather does have risks. Here are five tips to help you adjust your workouts in the summer heat.
You might think that getting ready to run a road race means getting in the best physical shape necessary to finish the course. But there’s a lot more to running a race: You have to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day, says sports health … Read More
If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may experience difficulty tolerating heat. Your symptoms may worsen when you’re overheated, so it’s important to know how to keep your cool. “With MS, the myelin or protective covering gets damaged either partially or completely, so it doesn’t cover the nerves,” says clinical nurse specialist Kathleen Schwetz. “So when people are … Read More
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We all know the winter and shoveling snow can be dangerous for our hearts. But summer heat — especially during exercise — can be hard on the heart too. How the heat makes demands on the heart David Frid, MD, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, says your heart works harder in the heat, when you’re … Read More
When summertime heat kicks in, the elderly are more at risk than others. Ronan Factora, MD, a geriatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine, says elderly people are simply more susceptible to dehydrating when it gets hot. “What happens with normal aging is that you actually have less water in your body and you’re … Read More
Happy Fourth of July from the team at Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic. We wish you, your friends and your family a safe, festive and cool holiday. Use the advice in the stories below to make the most of it. 1. Fireworks Safety (Video) The Fourth of July is a fun, light-filled holiday, but fireworks … Read More
Can you feel the heat? It’s a scorcher. Ninety-degree weather is forecasted for several parts of the country. Tom Waters, MD, is an emergency room doctor at Cleveland Clinic’s Emergency Department. He says today’s conditions are just right for a heat emergency. High temperatures paired with humidity can cause problems because these conditions make it … Read More