Kw-logo-holiday

The Heat is On

The heat is not always your friend.
Summer Heat

Some of the most well-conditioned athletes have collapsed during training practice and died of heat stroke. To make sure you don't get sick from the heat and humidity while playing sports this summer, here's a look at what causes heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses and how to prevent them.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Heat Cramps

Heat cramps are cramps in the leg, arm or stomach that happen during strenuous exercise in extreme heat. They're painful, but don't usually last very long. If you get heat cramps, find a cool, shady place to rest and have something cold to drink.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a very serious illness. This happens when you've been out in the heat for awhile and haven't been drinking enough liquids. You'll start to become thirsty, tired and weak. You may also get a headache or feel like you're gonna hurl. If you feel heat exhaustion coming on, get out of the sun right away! Tell your coach or a parent how you feel, and then go rest in a cool area and drink plenty of liquids.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Heat Stroke

This is the most dangerous form of heat sickness because it can kill you! When you get heat stroke, your body can no longer regulate its own temperature. Heat stroke is serious business and must be treated quickly. That's what killed Korey Stringer, the Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle, on August 1, 2001. He'd been training with full pads in extremely hot and humid weather. He puked three times during the practice and collapsed shortly after going to rest in an air-conditioned trailer. Korey was rushed to hospital where doctors cooled him down with ice and gave him fluids through an intravenous. It wasn't enough and Korey died a few hours later.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Beat the Heat

Even professional athletes who are used to working out in extreme conditions can get sick from the heat and humidity. The best way to prevent it is to make sure you're always taking in lots of liquids. Have plenty to drink during breaks in a practice or game. If it's really hot out and you're feeling tired or sick, tell your coach and go rest somewhere cool and shady. Relax and chill out for awhile. You can always get back to the game once your body cools down.

Related Stories:
>

readers voted!

Comments

-CamrynT-

-CamrynT- wrote:

Last year in my town the highest temp was 112..it was soo hot
commented: Mon Apr 08, 2013

Rhema J

Rhema J wrote:

One Year, my town had a drought... it was so hot, the record was 119
commented: Mon Apr 08, 2013

-CamrynT-

-CamrynT- wrote:

It feels like summer right now in Ohio. 78 Degrees ^o^
commented: Mon Apr 08, 2013

there are 16 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1120590766906

What's Hotter?

  • Dancing with the devil in a bowl of chilli.
  • Suntanning in the Sahara Desert.
  • Wrestling with a lobster in a pot of boiling water.
  • Jessica Alba in a bikini.

related stories

Micro_signs of spring-micro
Spring has sprung, it’s everywhere you look, from the weather forecast to the smiles on people’s ...
Micro_summer-beauty-tips_topbeautybrands-micro
You're beautiful -- that's what the songs say -- and it's true! Stay beautiful with these top 10 ...
Micro_micro_sunscreen
There are lots of sunscreens out there that protect your skin from burns, burns that if you get r...
Micro_burn_micro
One minute you're lying on the beach, the next you're red as a lobster! Sunburns are uncomfortabl...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

9bella
9bella posted in Friends:
"jordand08" wrote:Well. you shouldn't fight back. that will just cause more pointless drama.Just ignore her. and if she won't leave you alone then go to the school's guidance counselor.  ^^^ this  but  just to take the stress out talk to a trusted adult or write down in a journal
reply 19 minutes
jordand08
Well, that is what brother's do. But it's okay. in time, everything will be okay. 
reply about 1 hour
Kirito109
Kirito109 posted in Friends:
"BlackWolfSoul" wrote: I think a good friend is caring for what you do and its always true Hi, Brother xD So to me, the perfect friend is someone like your family member. You guys can trust each other very well, and sometimes annoy each other. Someone who you're comfortable to be around with.
reply about 1 hour
jordand08
jordand08 posted in Friends:
Well. you shouldn't fight back. that will just cause more pointless drama. Just ignore her. and if she won't leave you alone then go to the school's guidance counselor. 
reply about 2 hours
Unikitty13
Unikitty13 posted in Friends:
Dear Dish-It, Okay, so at my school, I have this enemy, she was so mean and sarcastic, what should I do to fought back?
reply about 10 hours

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...