Athletic Heat Stress & Next Steps for Returning to Activities after COVID Shutdowns

March 2020 marked a significant change in the United States, resulting in the closure of all types of businesses ranging from restaurants to schools. With social distancing and masks recommended in public and small gatherings, organized sports took a toll from the pandemic. Professional sports, including the NBA and MLB, postponed games. Even sports on a much smaller scale, such as little league sports, were canceled entirely. The shut-down of organized sports and activities due to Coronavirus closures eliminated the spring training season and, in many locations, has delayed the return to outdoor training this summer. Athletes of all ages...

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