It’s summer; and that means in many places, it is hot!

So, what happens to our body when the heat is on?

Let’s take a look!

Most people don’t realize just how much harder your heart has to work in the heat.

The reality is with every centimeter the temperature increases, your heart accelerates 10 beats faster per minute.

Above 90 F, the heart beats even faster.

That means, if exercising, your heart really needs to work to supply blood to your muscles.

As your internal temperature increases, your body begins to sweat to cool it down and help regulate it.

The body loses nutrients, minerals and water itself.

Nausea, vomiting and weakness are just a few symptoms that can be experienced with workouts in the heat.

So, what’s a person to do? Have something with sugar and/or and hydrate well prior to exercise.

Also, wear lightweight clothes and shoes that won’t slip.

Remember to take frequent breaks.

Always, use good judgment and listen to your body!