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How hot is too hot to exercise outside?

By Kelsey Ables

12 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Getting acclimated to the heat, exercising in shade and listening to your body can all keep you safer if you’re exercising outdoors in a heat wave, according to The Washington Post.

As climate change leads to record-high temperatures around the world, dangerously hot days are prompting questions about when it's too hot to exercise outdoors.

The stakes are high. The consequences of a too-hot workout "range from feeling thirsty to death," said Clare Minahan, a sports scientist at Griffith University in Australia. But figuring out when to trade that woodsy running path for the old treadmill is not as easy as glancing at a thermometer.

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