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  • Heat stress occurs when sweat can’t evaporate fast enough to keep the body sufficiently cool.
  • Symptoms include muscle cramps, deterioration in sporting performance, headaches and dizziness.
  • Suggestions to prevent dehydration and heat stress during sporting activities include drinking plenty of fluids before, during and after the game, avoiding the hottest parts of the day, and taking frequent rest breaks.

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Reviewed on: 04-10-2021