Watch Your Athlete For Signs of Heat Related Illness

Although today is not an extremely hot day, runners are still at risk for developing heat related illnesses.  Athletes and people who exercise in warmer weather are more likely to become dehydrated and are more likely to get heat sickness.

Signs of Heat Exhaustion can include:

  • Heavy Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cold, pale, clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting

Watch for the signs and seek medical care immediately if you or someone you know has the symptoms of heat-related illness.  Warning signs and symptoms of Heat Stroke vary but may include:

  • High body temperature (above 103)
  • Hot, red, dry or moist skin
  • Raid and strong pulse
  • Possible unconsciousness

Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed!