What You Should Know About Exercising in the Heat

Do you know how to stay safe while exercising on a hot day? Take our quiz and find out!

July 08, 2016 | HF Healthy Living Team

Now that summer’s here, you may be tempted to take your workout outside. Great! The city is full of public parks and places where you can get fit and have fun in the sun. But before you hit the pavement or the pool, make sure you know how to stay safe and healthy!

Take our quiz to see how much you know about exercising in the heat.

How does exercising in the heat stress your heart?
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Exercising in the heat can cause heat-related conditions, including:
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What are some of the signs of a heat-related condition?
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What should you do if you experience a heat-related condition?
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True or False? Heatstroke occurs at a body temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
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What should you do if you think you have heatstroke?
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True or False? You can help prevent heat-related conditions.
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Sources
“Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather,” Mayo Clinic. May 16, 2014.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048167?pg=1

“Exercise & the Heat,” Cleveland Clinic. Reviewed December 2013.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/prevention/exercise/exercise-and-the-Heat

“Heatstroke: Symptoms,” Mayo Clinic. July 12, 2014.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-stroke/basics/symptoms/con-20032814

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