4. Intrinsic Risk Factors: Underlying Physiologic Individual limitations
In this chapter, the instructor explains why febrile and gastrointestinal illnesses are predisposing factors for EHI. Research is discussed, as well as possible explanations for sleep deficits as risk factors. The chapter also reviews how an individual’s physical conditioning level can be a risk factor in certain exercise. There is a discussion of how to use the research results for the practical application of prevention strategies. Examples of policy statements are given that can be used for different active populations.