Dehydration and Sports

Summer is in full swing and that means one thing to all of us; it's hot! Temperatures and humidity are soaring, making it difficult to participate in outdoor activities. And that includes sports, recreation, and fitness. So if you are going to be active outside know what to look for and more importantly how to prevent this potentially serious condition. Signs and Symptoms: Thirst Chills Weakness Dry mouth Headaches Dark urine Cramps Prevention of Heat Related Illness: Proper training for the heat Hydrate before, during, and after exertion Appropriate clothing - light color, loose fitting, breathable Decrease time and intensity during especially peak periods of heat Monitor yourself and other

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