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Avoid cardiac event during summer exercise

(UPI) Hot weather exercise can lead to dehydration, exhaustion and even a cardiac event, a U.S. physician cautions.

Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, does not advise giving up exercise in the summer, but suggests doing it safely…

Andersen's recommendations include:

-- Consulting a physician about a planned exercise regimen.

-- Exercising in a cool, air-conditioned indoor space or taking advantage of cooler, early morning and evening hours…

-- Drinking plenty of water, even before feeling thirsty. Endurance athletes, those prone to lightheadedness or those age 75 and older should replenish electrolytes…

-- Pacing yourself. Include time for breaks.

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