Aging poses challenges related to exposure to hot weather and higher temperatures. This is due to the body’s reduced ability to regulate its temperature changes during aging, as well as the medical problems that can come with aging.
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.
Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.
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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
The summer months are fast approaching, and with that can come the increased risk of heat-related illness (HRI) ranging from heat cramps and exhaustion to heat stroke — especially for athletes. Signs and symptoms include headache, nausea, decreased urination, and in extreme situations can lead to delirium, coma and even death. It’s important for coaches, … Read More