How to Avoid Heat Stress While Exercising

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Heat stress is a dangerous problem while exercising which can even take life of a person. Symptoms of heat stress should always be kept in mind and proper measures should be taken when any of the heat stress symptom occurs.

To avoid such kind of problem try to drink plenty of water, avoid hottest part of the day, wear exercise suit and adapt to changing environment. Symptoms of heat stress should always be kept in mind and proper measures should be taken when any of the heat stress symptom occurs.

Sweating is very important for our body to avoid heat stress. It happens to cool down the heating effect of the body. If sweating is not much to cool down the body temperature then the problem arises of heat stress. People who work in warm or steamy environment usually face problem of heat stress as their sweating does not evaporate to cool down their body temperature. Heat stress includes fatal problems like heat exhaustion, fainting, heat stroke and heat cramps. You can avoid the problem of heat stress by following simple following tips.

  • Drink Plenty of Water to Avoid Heat Stress

Water is an essential ingredient of our life and if taken in less quantity causes number of problems. Heat stress is one of them. While exercises when you are sweating you are actually losing water from your body, that is why it is very important to drink large amount of water in humid environment to avoid the problem of heat stress. We have usually seen players keeping a bottle of sports water with them. They mainly keep it with them to escape from heat stress.

  • Avoid the Hottest Part of the Day to Avoid Heat Stress

In summer avoid exercising at afternoon time as temperature is high and it is more probable that you will get heat stress. Try to do exercise in morning or in evening. If it is difficult for you to take time out at these parts of day, then you can exercise or workout indoor with proper airing system in afternoon in order to escape from heat stress issue.

  • Wear Exercise Suit to Avoid Heat Stress

While exercising it is very important for your body that the sweat evaporates. For this it is very important for you to wear cloths which do not stick to your body when wet. You can use appropriate exercise suit when exercising to avoid heat stress.

  • Adapt new Environments to Avoid Heat Stress

If you have gone to a hotter place or the summer has arrived then try to limit your exercise or take more water breaks throughout exercise to dodge the heat stress problem.

  • Symptoms of Heat Stress

There are number of heat stress symptoms. When any of the following symptoms occurs you should go to some sheltered and cool place and drink plenty of water.

  • Sweating has increased or decreased
  • Muscle cramp
  • Feel that your face is becoming red with blood pressure
  • Heart beating has increased
  • Panting
  • Feeling weak
  • If any of this case is becoming severe then it is suggested that you see the doctor on the very first moment.
  • Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a severe and common kind of heat stress. Person with this kind of heat stress should be taken to some cool place immediately to balance his body temperature.

  • Symptoms of heat stroke
  • Increase in body temperature
  • No sweating
  • Skin becomes dry
  • Pulse rate increases
  • Problem in breathing
  • Confusion
  • Seizures

Heat stress is a dangerous problem while exercising which can even take life of a person. Symptoms of heat stress should always be kept in mind and proper measures should be taken when any of the heat stress symptom occurs.

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