Dear Doc Sugar,
Today while I was about halfway through my run, I noticed that I was starting to get some chills and had goosebumps. I was probably pushing myself a little bit harder than usual, but it's not like I've never pushed myself to the limit before. Could this have been a sign of impending heat exhaustion? What can I do to prevent this from happening again?
— Too Hot to Handle
I’m sure we’ve all experienced a workout that left us feeling like maybe we pushed it a little too hard. It’s hard to say if the symptoms you were experiencing were signs of impending heat exhaustion. Since you were able to ask this question, I’m going to assume that the symptoms went away and everything turned out OK. What I will discuss are the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, the treatment, and also what heat stroke is. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, so to learn more, keep reading.