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How to combat the heat

Unless you’ve mastered an ancient Indian rain dance you can’t control the weather. If it’s hot and humid, you’re going to have to suck it up and get through it.

Without the right coping strategies your performance could potentially nose dive as dehydration drains life from your body and mind.

To make sure you don’t conk out in rising temperatures, our experts have served up their top tips for combating the heat.

Emma Stevenson, Mike Naylor and Nathan Gardiner were speaking at the Science + Football Conference 2014. For more information visit

Also see:
Beat the heat
The effects of playing in heat and humidity explained
Prepare your body for playing in the heat
How heat and humidity affect the mind