Exercising in the Heat:
Exercising in the heat and humidity puts an additional stress on the heart and body. Please follow these guidelines:
- When the temperature is above 80 degrees and the relative humidity is above 70%, take these special precautions in warm weather:
- Decrease the intensity of your exercise.
- Drink plenty of cool water before, during and after exercising.
- Wear light, cool, cotton clothes that will allow evaporation of sweat.
- Stop exercise if you experience dizziness, clammy skin, cramps, or confusion.
- When the temperature is above 90 degrees and the relative humidity is above 76%, conditions are extremely dangerous for exercise. Play it safe and don't exercise or exercise indoors that day.
Exercising in the Cold:
- Take these special precautions in the cold weather:
- Dress in layers to increase insulation.
- Wear gloves or mittens.
- Wear a hat that covers your ears.
- Use a mask or scarf over nose and mouth.
- At temperatures of 20 degrees and a wind chill factor of 10 degrees or below, exercise indoors that day.