Q: I've heart that exercising in the heat can be bad for my heart. Should I stop exercising during the summer?
A: The temperature has been high and many of us are enjoying outdoor activities including lawn care and exercise. As with most things in life, moderation and common sense should prevail as the temperature rises.
Our bodies have the ability to adapt to warm temperatures in two ways. First, blood vessels next to our skin dilate to send more blood flow to the surface of our bodies where the skin is cooler.