Fun Summer Days – Eating Better and Getting Active – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts agree that summer is a great time to add exercise into day-to-day life, but caution for safety. Harrison Wein, editor of the NIH News in Health newsletter, reports that there are risks during hot summer months.
Wein: Heat is the biggest health danger in the summer months. Being hot for too long can cause many illnesses, some of them can be deadly. So don’t try to exercise or do a lot of strenuous activities in the midday heat. And make sure to drink plenty of liquids. And also you should know the warning signs of hyperthermia.
Narrator: Other tips include staying in the shade or doing water workouts in a swimming pool. Find more tips online at newsinhealth.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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