October 26, 2010 Leave a comment
Heat acclimation may be the best thing to improve athletic performance, not only in warm environments, but in cool ones as well. Heat acclimation improves the body’s ability to control body temperature, improves sweating, increases blood flow through the skin, and expands blood volume allowing the heart to pump more blood to muscles, organs, and the skin as needed.
“Our findings could have significant impacts in the competitive sports world,” says Santiago Lorenzo, a researcher at the University of Oregon. The findings also could have implications for people with cardiac limitations.
Full story at Futurity.