The elderly and ill aren’t the only people that heat kills. It also kills healthy young people, usually because they do not recognize the dangers of exercising in hot weather, especially hot, humid weather.
When heat and humidity combine to slow evaporation of sweat from the body, out door exercise becomes dangerous for even those in good shape.
Key rules for coping with heat are to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and to slow down and cool off when feeling fatigued, a headache, a high pulse rate or shallow breathing. Over heating can cause serious, even life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke. **
Avoid these dangers by working out in Midtown Family Fitness’s cool climate controlled gym.