Staying Safe While Exercising in Heat

Exercise in heat is complex and risky, and people need to recognize the signs of distress in themselves and others

Staying Safe While Exercising in Heat

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In this preview episode—the full episode is for premium subscribers only—Paul and Howard discuss the current heatwave affecting the West Coast of the United States. They share their own experiences with extreme temperatures. They talk about the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, emphasizing the importance of understanding physiological responses to heat. They reference Jeff Goodell's book, 'The Heat Will Kill You First,' and provide practical advice on how to stay safe during extreme heat. The hosts offer tips for runners and cyclists to recognize early signs of heat distress and discuss the importance of hydration, cooling strategies, and protective clothing. They also explore the physiological and environmental challenges posed by elevated temperatures and highlight the crucial need for awareness and preparation in the face of rising global temperatures.

00:00 Exercise and Heat
00:44 The Dangers of Heat
01:28 Physiological Effects of Heat on the Human Body
04:21 Heat Acclimation and Misconceptions
06:34 Real-Life Incidents and Lessons Learned
11:00 Recognizing and Responding to Heat Distress

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