Parker County Today June 2017 - Page 41

How Runners Can Beat the Heat By: Greg Bratton, MD For runners, maintaining an outdoor workout routine during the hot summer months can present a few challenges. Runners are at increased risk for heat-related health concerns, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Whenever the temperature spikes, we see an increase in sports medicine visits from indi- viduals who have been running or otherwise exerting themselves outdoors. Often times, these issues can be avoided by taking the proper precautions and remaining vigilant for warning signs of heat-related illnesses. Before stepping out into the heat, runnersβ€”or anyone who will be participating in physical activ- ityβ€” should take a moment to consider these safety tips: colored running clothes made of technical fabrics that are designed to allow sweat to evaporate more quickly and keep you cool. Innovations in running gear also allow athletes to carry the essentials while on the move. Pockets inside the clothing are perfect for keys, a phone in case of emergency or a little bag of sunscreen. With running or any other exer- tion in the heat, make sure you have access to hydration throughout your workout. Carry water or a sports drink with you or plan a route that includes regular sites where you can stop and access hydration. With the proper preparation and good self-awareness, you can safely maintain an active lifestyle even in the heat of the summer. Consult your provider for more tips on how you can beat the heat during your workout. If you do not have a dedicated primary care provider, visit LoneStarPhy- sicians.com or call the Find-A- Doc line at 817-489-7450. To find a physician close to you, visit ]•…Ρ‘•Ι™½ΙI•₯½Ή…°5•‘₯…° •ΉΡ•ΛŠé½Ή±₯Ή”A‘εΝ₯₯…Έ₯Ι•Ρ½Ι䁅Π)]•…Ρ‘•Ι™½Ι‘I•₯½Ή…°Ή½΄½A‘εΝ₯₯…ΉΜ)‰½ΥЁё”ΥΡ‘½ΘθΙ•œ Ι…ΡΡ½Έ°5°„΅•΅‰•Θ½˜Ρ‘”΅•‘€΄)…°ΝΡ…™˜°Ι••₯Ω•‘₯́΅•‘₯…°Ν‘½½°•‘Ս…Ρ₯½Έ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”)UΉ₯Ω•ΙΝ₯Ρ䁽˜Q•α…́!•…±Ρ M₯•Ή” •ΉΡ•Θ₯ΈM…ΈΉΡ½Ή₯Ό°)Q•α…ΜΈ!”½΅Α±•Ρ•‘₯́™…΅₯±δ΅•‘₯₯Ή”Ι•Ν₯‘•Ήδ…Ή)ΝΑ½ΙΡ́΅•‘₯₯Ή”™•±±½έΝ‘₯ΐ…Ё)½‘ΈA•Ρ•ΘM΅₯Ρ !½ΝΑ₯Ρ…°₯Έ)½ΙЁ]½ΙΡ °Q•α…Μ°…Ή₯́‰½…ɐ•ΙΡ₯™₯•₯Έ™…΅₯±δ΅•‘₯₯Ή”)…ΉΝΑ½ΙΡ́΅•‘₯₯Ή”‰δΡ‘”΅•Ι₯…Έ ½…ɐ½˜…΅₯±δA‘εΝ€΄)₯…ΉΜΈ+Šˆ!ε‘Ι…Ρ” =Iε½Υȁݽɬ΄)½ΥӊL½Ι‘₯ΉœΡΌΡ‘”)½ΥΙΉ…°)½˜MΡΙ•ΉΡ …Ή ½Ή‘₯Ρ₯½Ή₯Ήœ)I•Ν•…ɍ °ε½Υȁ‰½‘䁍…ΈΌ)™Ι½΄΅₯±‘±δ‘•‘ε‘Ι…Ρ•ΡΌ™Υ±±δ)‘ε‘Ι…Ρ•₯Έ©ΥΝΠ€Πԁ΅₯ΉΥΡ•Μ°)‘•±Α₯ΉœΑΙ•Α…Ι”ε½Τ™½Θ„‘½Π΄)έ•…Ρ‘•ΘΙΥΈΈ½Ύ½Έ₯Ή•ΝΠ΄)₯Ήœ€ΨΐΑ΅°½˜έ…ѕȁ…‰½ΥЁ…Έ)‘½Υȁ‰•™½Ι”ε½Υȁݽɭ½ΥΠΈ)™Ρ•Ι݅ɐ°•Ή©½δ„‘Ι₯Ή¬)½ΉΡ…₯Ή₯Ήœ•±•ΡΙ½±εΡ•Μ°έ‘₯ )έ₯±°‘•±ΐε½Υȁ‰½‘䁑ε‘Ι…Ρ”)΅½Ι”ΕΥ₯­±δΡ‘…Έέ…ѕȁ…±½Ή”+Šˆ±±½άΡ₯΅”ΡΌ…‘…ΑΠƒŠL%Ёх­•Μ)…‰½ΥЁΡέΌέ••­Μ™½ΘΡ‘”‰½‘δ)ΡΌ…‘…ΑЁѼ‘½Πέ•…Ρ‘•Θ…Ή)‰•₯ΈΡΌ½½°₯ΡΝ•±˜΅½Ι”•™™€΄)₯•ΉΡ±δΈ±₯΅…Ρ”Ν…™•±δ‰δ)‰•₯ΉΉ₯Ήœέ₯Ρ „±½έ•Θ₯ΉΡ•Έ΄)Ν₯ΡδΙΥΈΈ 䁅±±½έ₯ΉœΡ₯΅”ΡΌ)…‘…ΑΠ°ε½Τ‰•½΅”„ƒŠq‰•ΡΡ•Θ)Νέ•…Ρ•Θ³Štε½Υȁ…Ι‘₯½Ω…͍ձ…Θ)™ΥΉΡ₯½Έ₯΅Αɽٕ́…Ήε½ΥΘ)•α•Ι₯Ν”Α•Ι™½Ι΅…Ή”₯ΉΙ•…Μ΄)•Μ+ŠˆAΙ½Ρ•Πε½Υȁͭ₯ΈƒŠLAΙ½Ρ•Π)ε½ΥΙΝ•±˜™Ι½΄Ν­₯Έ…Ή•Θ…Ή)½Ρ‘•ΘΝ­₯Έ‘…΅…”‰δΥΝ₯Ήœ)Νչ͍ɕ•Έ±₯‰•Ι…±±δέ‘•Ή•Ω•Θ)ε½ΧŠeΙ”½ΥΡ‘½½ΙΜΈ ‘½½Ν”„)Νչ͍ɕ•Έέ₯Ρ „‘₯ MA)…ΉΙ•΅•΅‰•ΘΡΌΙ”΅…ΑΑ±δ)½™Ρ•Έ°Α…ΙΡ₯Υ±…Ι±δ₯˜ε½ΧŠeΩ”)‰••ΈΝέ•…Ρ₯Ήœ+Šˆ ”…έ…Ι”½˜Ρ‘”Ι₯Ν¬ƒŠL-••ΐ)₯Έ΅₯ΉΡ‘”₯ΉΙ•…Ν•Ι₯Ν¬™½Θ)‘•‘ε‘Ι…Ρ₯½Έ°‘•…Ё•α‘…ΥΝΡ₯½Έ)…Ή‘•…ΡΝΡΙ½­”ΈQ…­”…ΥΡ₯½Έ°)…Ή©½₯Έ„ΙΥΉΉ₯Ήœ±Υˆ½Θ™₯Ή)„ΙΥΉΉ₯ΉœΑ…ΙΡΉ•ΘΡΌ•ΉΝΥΙ”)ε½Τ…Ι”Ή½Π…±½Ή”Ν‘½Υ±)‘•…Ёɕ±…Ρ•₯±±Ή•Ν́ΝΡΙ₯­”Έ ”)…έ…Ι”Ρ‘…Ёչ•αΑ±…₯Ή•½Ή™Τ΄)Ν₯½Έ°‘₯ιι₯Ή•ΝΜ°‘•…‘…‘”°)΅Υ͍±”½Θ…‰‘½΅₯Ή…°Ι…΅ΑΜ)…ΉΉ…ΥΝ•„…Ι”Ρ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΝ₯ΉΜ)½˜‘•‘ε‘Ι…Ρ₯½Έ…Ή‘•…Π΅Ι•±…Π΄)•₯±±Ή•ΝΜ+Šˆ ”Ρ• Ν…ΩΩδƒŠL]•…ȁ±₯‘Π(Μ