Health Tip: Exercising in the Heat
(HealthDay News) -- You shouldn't stop exercising during the summer months, just because the mercury has jumped to uncomfortable heights. But you should take precautions to protect yourself against heat-related illness.
The American Council on Exercise offers these guidelines:
Drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise.
Don't exercise as vigorously as you normally do, especially during the first few days of hotter weather.
Pay attention to factors other than temperature, including humidity.
Exercise early in the morning or late in the evening, to beat the hottest temperatures.
Wear lightweight clothing that fits loosely.
Listen to your body and take a rest when you need it.
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