Running in the Heat: How to Stay Healthy on Race Day

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Running a race in the summer has many benefits, but also some risks.
Air Date: 8/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lewis Maharam, MD
lewis maharamLewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, is one of the world's most extensively credentialed and well-known sports medicine and running health experts.

Better known as Running Doc™, Maharam is the past medical director of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and current medical director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program and former medical director of the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon.

He has appeared on World News Tonight, Today, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN, and Fox News. His work has appeared in Runner's World and Competitor magazines, and he is the author of five books.
Running in the Heat: How to Stay Healthy on Race Day
Running or exercising outside can be a great way to avoid workout burnout while boosting your overall health. However, when it's humid, hot and the sun is beating down on your skin, it can pose some serious risks.

Not only do you face potential sunburn, but also a risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, as well as dehydration.

How can you stay hydrated all throughout your race day?

Lewis Maharam, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss proper hydration for your summer races.