Physiological Responses to the Human Body from Exercising in the Heat

1022 Words Feb 24th, 2018 4 Pages
It will also include acute and chronic adaptations that the body will adjust to, as well as practices that would be best fit for athletes and coaches. Exercising in the heat plays a major role in the field of many athletic sports to date; this includes running sports, such as Track and Field, Football, and even marathoners- long distance road racers. The main stimulus that produces an increase in core temperature is exercise, and when it is combined with a hot environment, it adds additional strains to the body. Exercising in the heat has positive effects as well as negative effects that could lead to health risk if procedures are not properly followed. If an athlete or an untrained personnel does not take precaution while in heat the risk of health could increase. When exercising in the heat initially begins, a person may experience changes in the body such as, but not limited, to an increase in his or her heart rate, an increase in his or her sweat rate, increase in body temperature, and dehydration. These factors are increasing because during exercise-especially in the heat- the body has to rid itself of the excessive heat being produced by the working muscles as well as from the environment. Once sweat is produced it will cool the body and will evaporate (if in a non-humid environment). Sweating is a very important factor in releasing heat, without…
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