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(NPR)   1A) Wait until fall - heatstroke is for suckers and those unicorn-types with 3% body fat   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Temperature, Thermodynamics, Heat, Physical exercise, Exercise, levels of heat, Water, Carol Ewing Garber  
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1299 clicks; posted to STEM » on 20 Jul 2021 at 11:30 AM (12 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-20 10:27:55 AM  
Yeah, it's humid as fark around parts of Houston (10%+ beyond whatever the weather sites typically state).  I typically don't run/ride until after 6pm and even then I sweat my nards off.

I typically carry something like a Nathan Speeddraw when running.  And I already have drank 2-3 liters of water throughout the day by the time I hit the running path.
 
2021-07-20 11:14:12 AM  
Summer is for playing in the water. If you don't live near water you should move... your town won't exist for long.
 
2021-07-20 11:30:03 AM  
I actually like running when it's a little on the hot side - you actually feel like you've done something even if you only go a few miles.

Of course, I still usually tap out if it's hotter than the low 90s and I probably need to stop doing it before I get too much older so I don't have a heart attack, but whatever.
 
2021-07-20 11:49:05 AM  
My gym doesn't have AC.  It was over 90F and 80%RH all last week.  It was not pleasant.
 
2021-07-20 12:28:26 PM  
The short answer is yes, you can safely exercise when it's hot. But you have to tread (or hike or jog) carefully.

Well, that seems like it could still be dangerous. I'll be safer not exercising.
 
2021-07-20 12:39:41 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: The short answer is yes, you can safely exercise when it's hot. But you have to tread (or hike or jog) carefully.

Well, that seems like it could still be dangerous. I'll be safer not exercising.


Your body is amazing at managing heat.  You just have to make sure you know your limits.  If you aren't exercising regularly, starting in this heat is lousy.
 
2021-07-20 12:40:52 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: My gym doesn't have AC.  It was over 90F and 80%RH all last week.  It was not pleasant.


Same in GA, or close to. Red Flag conditions and we're out running around in an over-30 soccer league.  If the breeze died, it was straight up oppressive heat. I need to stick to the winter league...
 
2021-07-20 1:05:21 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Summer is for playing in the water. If you don't live near water you should move... your town won't exist for long.


With global warming you'll have water front property soon enough.
 
2021-07-20 1:13:50 PM  
Working out? I just want it to be cool enough to do some yard work without feeling like I'm being cooked.
 
2021-07-20 2:59:25 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: If you don't live near water you should move... your town won't exist for long.


Isn't the opposite true?

Where wolf: Same in GA, or close to. Red Flag conditions and we're out running around in an over-30 soccer league.  If the breeze died, it was straight up oppressive heat. I need to stick to the winter league...


In Tallahassee, we bring bags of ice to every game.  Not only to keep the water and beer cold, but to lay down on top of during breaks.  It's heavenly.
 
2021-07-20 3:49:06 PM  
what's an exerciser who can't face heading back indoors to do?

It's never too late to quit.
 
2021-07-20 3:58:39 PM  
Wear a hat wear a hat wear a hat. It makes me sweat when I see people in 100 degree heat not wearing anything on their heads.
Same with winter hats.
 
2021-07-20 4:04:47 PM  

jdlenke: Tr0mBoNe: Summer is for playing in the water. If you don't live near water you should move... your town won't exist for long.

With global warming you'll have water front property soon enough.


It's less water-front property and more water-underneath property.
 
2021-07-20 4:08:49 PM  

Sim Tree: jdlenke: Tr0mBoNe: Summer is for playing in the water. If you don't live near water you should move... your town won't exist for long.

With global warming you'll have water front property soon enough.

It's less water-front property and more water-underneath property.


You can always live next to a lake.  All sorts of those exist well above sea level.

You just have to choose a lake that isn't in danger of evaporating or being drained for industry, farming, or grass lawns.
 
2021-07-20 7:28:46 PM  
The part about dehydration is true, but urine is not an early indicator since you won't be stopping to pee while exercising...

The first noticeable sign of dehydration is a change in your saliva production. And it's usually followed by a foul taste. Or fouler than usual for you halitosis folks. Once you've hit that point, you need to find some shade and drink water. Or, if you're out of water, it's time to go home. The second noticeable sign that comes a bit later is tingling on your skin...at the very least, slow whatever you're doing and/or get to shade. The problem with all of these symptoms is they're accompanied by a decrease in awareness. So by the time you're dehydrated, you may be too stupid to realize it.

/not a doctor, but I've lived in southern NC and upstate SC my entire life and I love being outside...90F+ with 40-80% humidity is normal from late May til' early September here.
 
2021-07-20 10:51:16 PM  
I had to mow the grass in 85 degF heat with +80% humidity. I'm pretty sure I lost quite a few pounds of water weight and wanted to vomit towards the end.
 
2021-07-21 3:24:36 AM  
Read uo on Sjõgren's syndrome sometime, subby.
 
2021-07-21 9:14:05 AM  
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Yeah, I should turn off the AC and open up the windows today.
 
2021-07-21 9:13:02 PM  
I work outside in an aluminum box with no ventilation in South Florida. I drink a Pedialyte before work, then drink water constantly throughout the day, throwing a Pedialyte into the mix occasionally.

The heat absolutely sucks, and humidity moreso. I am flabbergasted that people willingly move to a place like this that has such oppressive heat. Of course, it might explain why there are so few people outside while the sun is out.
 
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