Working out in an hot environment can be dangerous,it blocks your body from dissipating heat efficiently, thus jeopardize the physiological cooling system. Choung-Hee Lee, Ph.D gives us some tips of how to deal with this problem during workout. If you are too hot during work out, stop a minute and let your body cool down; keep your body hydrated; keep working out, so your body can adapt; taking a hotbath after workout; keep yourself cool; not to work out if you’re sick; skip pre-workout supplement;and know when you hit your limit and call it quits.
- We cool down by sweating, but heat stroke or heat exhaustion may result when we don’t have enough moisture to sweat.
- Recognizing the initial symptoms of heat stroke can allay the more serious consequences later, and it is not necessary to “push it” in your workout if you’re not feeling well.
- Drinking a lot of water is important before and during workouts, but this is even more important during the Summer.
“Heat exhaustion will sideline you for a day or so, but heatstroke can be fatal”