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Running in the Heat: How to Stay Healthy on Race Day

August 4, 20159 min
Running a race in the summer has many benefits, but also some risks.Running or exercising outside can be a great way to avoid workout burnout while boosting your overall health. However, when it's humid, hot and the sun is beating down on your skin, it can pose some serious risks.Not only do you face potential sunburn, but also a risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, as well as dehydration.How can you stay hydrated all throughout your race day?Lewis Maharam, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss proper hydration for your summer races.

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