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Is physical activity dangerous if in heat and humidity?

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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Hot Blooded: Exposure to excessive heat can be dangerous, let alone participating in physical activity. Excessive electrolyte loss in sweating can cause cramping and in more punishing temperatures heat exhaustion. When the humidity is high the cooling effect of evaporating sweat can be diminished and can lead to a heatstroke. This is not cool.
Answered on May 31, 2015
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Dr. James Kayvanfar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
If you're exercising in heat, you need to drink a lot of fluid and electrolytes and cool yourself down for example by pouring water over your head.
May 31, 2015

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