Speed Improvement Focus: BODY TEMPERATURE DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE IN HOT, HUMID WEATHER

BODY TEMPERATURE DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE IN HOT, HUMID WEATHER

It is important to note that the post workout time period is when you need to provide some assistance and help the body in its cooling effort. As Gabe Mirkin, M.D. (http://www.DrMirkin.com) points out, you sweat more after exercise than while exercising. Body temperature also continues to rise, adding to the over heated condition. During exercise, about 70 percent of the energy that powers muscles is lost as heat, causing body temperature to rise. To prevent temperature from rising too high, the heart pumps the heat in the blood from muscles to the skin, increasing perspiration and the efficiency of the body’s main cooling mechanism; evaporation of sweat.

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