The summer temperatures came on fast. Summer activities, whether running, bicycling, playing tennis, baseball, volleyball or badminton, or any other outside exercise, can be hazardous as there is the danger of dehydration.
Sweat is the body’s cooling system and when we are physically active in the heat, we can lose as much as two quarts of fluid in an hour. If one continues to exercise without adequate cooling, our body temperature rises. An elevation in body temperature may trigger heat illness such as heat cramps or heat exhaustion. A dangerously high body temperature of more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit can lead to heat stroke.