RTC: Joe Reitz speaking on heat dangers

June, 27, 2014
Jun 27
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- NFL training camps are held during the height of the summer heat, which puts players at risk of heat illness -- and possibly deadly heat stroke.

Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Joe Reitz has practiced in that heat for years, and now he's going to be part of the National Athletic Trainers' Association's annual meeting today in Indianapolis. Reitz will be a guest speaker as the NATA releases updated guidelines on prevention, recognition and treatment of heat illness, writes Gary Mihoces of USA TODAY Sports

"It's really important to have a plan of attack," Reitz said.

Reitz said he's dedicated to a hydration regimen, drinking 44 ounces of fluid during meals and increasing his fluid intake at night to make sure he's not losing too much weight because of the heat.

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