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The summer danger every runner faces:

The summer danger every runner faces:

Cases of EAH are most often reported during military training exercises, marathons, triathlons, and ultramarathons. The biggest risk factor for EAH is consuming too much fluid (water or sports drinks) for a sustained period in relation to your sweat and urine loss. People who are at greater risk for EAH include those with a smaller build, slower runners, and those drinking more than they are sweating. Athletes competing in uber-long events, like ultramarathons or Ironman triathlons, in hot or humid conditions are also at greater risk. That’s because these athletes sweat for prolonged periods of time, which can make it difficult to replenish sodium with sufficient food or beverages mid-competition. The panel of experts explain that the most important thing you can do to be safe when exercising is to listen to your body. If you are exercising and start feeling unwell (dizzy ...

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