How to exercise more in heat

July 29, 2006 at 7:42 am (Science)

Researchers found that when athletes with special “precooling” garments before a workout in the heat and humidity, the athletes showed cooler body temperatures, lower heart rates and less sweating. These precooling garments contain water cooled tubing. Pre-workout dip in a cold bath or exposure to cold air can help exercisers lower their odds of heat strain in hot, humid weather. The idea of precooling is to increase the body’s heat tolerance by starting exercise with as cool a body temperature as possible.

More @ Reuters


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