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Total Performance Physical Therapy Advises on Working out Safely in Intense Heat

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Updated 8:15 AM CDT, Fri, July 26,2019

North Wales, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/26/2019 -- As a top-rated provider of effective physical therapy for arthritis in Chalfont, Total Performance Physical Therapy understands that although the summer brings intense heat to the area, it doesn't have to sidetrack athletes and their seasonal training sessions. Now, the organization is offering tips on how to safely workout during a heatwave.

The time of day that an individual exercises during is vital. Since the hours of 10 AM to 3 PM are among the hottest of the day during the summertime, it's recommended to work out before or after this period. In fact, many athletes prefer to work out early in the morning as it provides lasting energy throughout the day and aids in getting better sleep at night.

Additionally, what an athlete wears is crucial to surviving an intense summer outdoor workout as well. Total Performance Physical Therapy advises wearing brightly-colored clothing and opting for materials like cotton or even technical fibers that can effectively wick away moisture and keep athletes cool and comfortable.

Consuming the proper amount of fluids is another critical factor in staying safe and healthy during a summertime workout. Not only should athletes keep water handy at all times, but they should also be drinking a sports beverage if their workouts exceed 60 minutes in duration. And to prevent sunburn, waterproof sunscreen is a necessity.

No matter what precautions they take, athletes are urged to stop their workout immediately if they feel nauseous, dizzy, or extremely tired and fatigued. Overdoing it in intense heat can be harmful to health, even leading to severe dehydration and heatstroke in extreme cases.

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About Total Performance Physical Therapy:
Led by the nationally-renowned Dr. Heather Moore, Total Performance Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art center for physical and aquatic therapy dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of athletes of all ages and ability levels. With a Physical Therapy and Coaching Staff that consists exclusively of Doctorate-level physical therapists, Total Performance Physical Therapy employs cutting-edge physical therapy techniques to create personalized programs that address the needs and goals of every patient.

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