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This article addresses the first environmental components affecting humans once they are workout and competing in activity and offers evidence-based details with a variety of references.

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17 Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology Tcore Core temperature plateaus once initial positive heat balance is distributed and heat dissipation matches heat production. Start of run Heat production rises immediately with exercise, while heat dissipation (vasodilation, sweating) has a time lag. This positive heat balance (shaded area below) is gradually distributed throughout the body, resulting in a steady initial rise in core temperature. Watts 18 End of run Upon cessation of exercise, heat production decreases, rapidly matched by sweating and vasodilation decreases.

This section surveys some of the major heat and cold stress scales and discusses considerations in designing thermal scales and exposure limits. Heat Stress We have all had the experience of enjoying ourselves sitting outdoors on a café patio in short sleeves on one of the first sunny days of the spring, and then suddenly feeling a lot colder as soon as the sun goes behind a cloud and having to scramble to put on our sweaters. Similarly, there is a dramatic difference in perceived heat between a sauna with its dry heat and a steam room with its highly humid heat.

Direct Effects of Hyperthermia While it is generally accepted that exercise in the heat is more difficult than in other conditions, with studies demonstrating that exercise tolerance is lower even in 20 °C compared to 10 °C temperatures (Galloway and Maughan 1997), the actual mechanism or mechanisms by which impairment or exhaustion occurs remain unclear (Cheung and Sleivert 2004b). 1. One dominant view has been a systemic insufficiency in the cardiovascular system, due to competition for blood flow to both active muscles and the skin for conductive heat exchange, coupled with a loss of plasma volume through sweating and dehydration.

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