BEAT THE HEAT

Mission + KSI Working together to raise awareness for Heat Safety

MISSION and KSI (Korey Stringer Institute) are working together to help you stay safe this summer. Whether you’re in the backyard gardening or going for a run, it’s important to take the necessary steps to keep cool in the heat. Every year in the United States heat exhaustion is a leading cause of weather-related death and disability. It’s also treatable and preventable. MISSION partnered with the Korey Stringer Institute, the leading authority in heat illness and the prevention of sudden death in sports, to build the MISSION Heat Lab. We test and validate every product with doctors, scientists and athletes before it ever hits the field. The goal is to provide first-rate information, resources, assistance and advocacy for the promotion of preventing heat-related illness.

Follow these simple tips to stay safe in the heat.

Ways to stay cool & prevent overheating

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Drink even if you do not feel thirsty. An average 175 lb. male loses approximately 34 fl. oz. of fluid per hour of exercise. For each 34 fl. oz. lost, it is recommended to drink 40 oz. of water.

Keep Cool

If you feel overheated, decrease your intensity or stop. Also take steps to cool yourself including: walking in a cool, shady place while on a hiking trail or applying a cooling towel or accessory around your neck.

ACCLIMATE TO THE CONDITIONS

It takes time for the body to adapt to the heat. Limit your fitness routine on very hot days and ease into an exercise regimen in the heat, especially in the first week.

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS

Early signs can include heavy sweating, tiredness, thirst, and muscle cramps. Later signs may include weakness, dizziness, headaches, nausea or vomiting, and cool, moist skin.

Be Smart

Dress appropriately with clothing or accessories that are light, breathable and cooling. Try to avoid exercise in the warmest times of the day, and have a plan to contact medical professionals in an emergency.

Watch the Weather

When the environment stress is high, modify your exercise by taking more breaks and using cooling methods, like a cooling towel.

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