If there is one truth all of the residents of North Carolina can agree upon, it is that the weather gets really hot here during the summer.
According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the average high is 90 in July and 88 for August, meteorologist Darin Figursky said. That greatly can affect people – high school athletes, for instance – who spend time in the heat.
“When they are out there exercising at extreme levels, they are losing a lot of fluids,” said Dr. Greg Nelson, who has worked with plenty of high school athletes at Rocky Mount Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center. “The most important thing is to remain hydrated. Lose too many fluids, and you are talking heat exhaustion.”
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