Exercise-related heat illness (ERHI) or “heat injury” can occur when exercise is done in high temperature and high humidity. It’s one type of injury, unlike sports injuries caused by contact, that can almost always be prevented with proper attention to safety and common sense.

Immediate treatment should include cooling the body and replacing fluids (cool water or an appropriate sports drink).

The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care professional. There may be variations in treatment that your health care professional may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

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