Soccer Player Nutrition & Health

Heat-Related Illnesses

During hot, humid soccer tournaments, heat stroke or heat exhaustion is always a possibility.

Heat-related illnesses occur when the body can’t stay cool. The human body normally cools itself by the evaporation of sweat. But on hot, humid days, sweat evaporates more slowly due to the moisture in the air. When the body can’t stay cool, its temperature rises, and heat-related illness can occur.

One way to determine the risk of heat-related illnesses is…