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The Bryan football team delayed the start of its first preseason practice on Monday in an attempt to beat the heat.
WBGT is a measurement that considers temperature, humidity, and radiant heat to assess heat stress risk. Schools are increasingly adopting WBGT monitoring systems to prevent heat-related illnesses among athletes. By regularly measuring WBGT, coaches and administrators can make informed decisions about altering practice schedules, adjusting intensity, or implementing rest breaks to mitigate heat-related risks. The article highlights how various schools have integrated WBGT monitoring into their sports programs, emphasizing the importance of athletes well-being. This proactive approach aligns with recommendations from sports medicine experts and organizations like the National Athletic Trainers' Association, which emphasize the significance of WBGT in protecting athletes from heat-related dangers. To continue reading this article, click here.