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    Hydration and the Heat
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    David Berkoff, MD posted:
    Keep in mind with the warmer weather upon us, that our bodies will take some time to adapt to the temperature changes. Our bodies adapt sweat rates and electrolyte losses when the ambient temperature rises. However, this takes time to happen. On long runs and rides be very aware of fluid losses and replete both fluids and electrolytes. You may want to consider weighing yourself before and after your workout to have a way to track weight loss (and thus fluid loss) during your workouts.
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    DeadManWalking56 responded:
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    People should not use sip packs with only water. In high heat, sport drinks are incredibly insufficient. Alter the diet to include more high potassium foods.

    Tri-athletes get it right. That is why bananas are advertised to tri-athletes. No one gets hotter or has to deal with more heat.
     
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    happydude2 responded:
    Why not get up really early in the morning & leave for a bike ride, jog, etc. as soon as the sun rises? That way it isn't overly oppresssive hot & dangerous. If you leave about sunrise you give yourself the most time to exercise before it really heats up. Besides, getting up with the sun: pretty neat. Beautiful time of day, calm. Of course you still need plenty of water


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