While the summer offers more opportunities to exercise in the great outdoors – a real treat – it’s important to take special care when running in extreme heat and/or humidity. This short TED Med video talks about exertional heat stroke, a condition caused by intense activity in the heat. It’s one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Learn more about how to prevent heat stroke and what to do if it ever happens to you or someone you know.
Here are some good tips from a sports medicine doc: Dr. Pribut’s Top Ten Summer Running Tips. Dr. Pribut is a member of the Advisory Board of Runner’s World magazine. He is a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). He also offers more information on Running In The Heat & Heat Related Injury