Here in Texas we are all getting excited about race season starting even though the temps are still hitting 100 during the day. This means if you are training or working out outside you must be especially careful to avoid overdoing it or getting heat stroke. This great article from the experts on protecting your heart, the American Heart Association, explains warning signs and what can make you especially prone to heat stroke.
Here’s my summary of signs to watch out for from the article:
- Body temperature of 104 F or greater
- Lack of sweating. Skin will feel hot and dry, unless heatstroke is cause by exercise.
- Nausea, vomiting or both
- Flushed/red skin
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Confusion and/or unconsciousness
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Strong and rapid pulse