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How can athletes be evaluated during exercise in the heat?

Michael Bergeron, PhD
Sports Medicine
A sweat fluid and electrolyte losses and physiological strain in the heat assessment evaluates an athlete in a specific environment using a temperature, humidity, and exercise intensity that elicited performance or health problems (such as premature fatigue, heat exhaustion, or muscle cramps). The test can also be used to simulate upcoming training or competition conditions.

The test measures sweat fluid and electrolyte (sodium, potassium, and chloride) losses and also evaluates cardiovascular and thermal strain (heart rate, core body temperature, and physiological strain index).

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