Is the Temperature Too High to Exercise at Home Right Now? Experts Explain

Exercise in hot conditions can be risky due to increased core temperature and heart rate, leading to dehydration and heat-related illnesses. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests considering the heat index, which combines temperature and humidity, to evaluate safety. If the heat index is 90°F (32°C) or higher, caution should be exercised. Staying well-hydrated, wearing appropriate clothing, and modifying exercise plans if necessary can help mitigate risks.