The summer presents a vulnerable time for endurance athletes who are training outside in an effort to gain fitness for an upcoming event.
High heat and humidity challenges the limits of the cardio system, central nervous system and skeletal muscle system. Maintaining core body temperature and keeping body fluids in balance are key priorities for your body. Training in a hot environment can put your body under a significant amount of physiological strain, which can negatively impact your health.
By understanding how the heat can impact your health and performance, you can do a better job of keeping yourself healthy this summer.