Exertional Heat Illness (EHI)

Exertional Heat Illness (EHI)

An article on Runners World shares six things medical professionals wish you knew about running in the heat and lightly explains how “Exertional Heat Illness (EHI)—an umbrella term for heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and heat cramps—can interfere with your training and your health if you don’t take the right precautions.”

While most children aren’t going out for a daily jog to prepare for a season, they are certainly exerting themselves during training for their specific sport. Below are suggestions to educate your child or to be aware of when watching your children train.


Know the symptoms
Run with a buddy (group training)
Drink enough water
Run at the right time
Wear the right clothing
Eat the right food

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