National Heat Stroke Prevention Day on Thursday: Safety and prevention tips

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Thursday is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day and doctors want to make sure you know how to protect yourself.

Regardless of the kind of physical activity you are performing, you need to know how to not overexert yourself.

These are the symptoms of heat stroke:
* Dizziness
* Not sweating despite the heat
* Cramping
* Being disoriented

Matt Brewster, the owner of CrossFit CityPlace, says to listen to your body, and most importantly prepare your body before any workout, and that doesn't mean 10 minutes before you start.

"You got to be hydrated. It can't happen right before you walk in the gym. If I'm sucking down a big bottle of water, now I'm still dehydrated and I'm uncomfortable. It's going to take your body a couple of hours to process that," said Brewser.

If you are the parent of a child that’s attending a summer camp or sports league, make sure they are hydrated the night before and a few hours before exercising.

Related Link: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/

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