The China Post
Date: June 27, 2017
By: The China Post
Working out in the heat has its risks, including dehydration, heat stroke, dizziness and even death if body
temperatures rise above 40 degrees Celsius.
Heat stroke specialist Dr. Chu Po-ling of Tri-Service General Hospital said that five major causes of heatstroke for road runners include heat, physical exertion beyond personal limits, obesity, and dehydration and lack of sleep.
To keep heat stroke at bay, Chu recommends regular training, ample hydration, awareness about what puts an individual at risk, and understanding one’s physical limits.
He said that many patients register for a half marathon (21.095 km) but complete only about 9 km. [FULL STORY]