Ken Tokizawa

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OBJECTIVES It is considered that sleep restriction is one of the risk factors for the development of exertional heat stroke and illness. However, how sleep restriction affects exertional heat strain and the nature of the coping strategy involved in this phenomenon remain unclear. METHODS Fourteen healthy subjects were studied on four occasions: after a(More)
This study compared heat strain during walking while wearing impermeable protective suits between fan-precooling and nonprecooling conditions. Six males engaged in 60 min of walking at a moderate speed (∼2.5 km/h) in a hot environment (37 °C, 40% relative humidity). Fanning using a fan (4.5 m/s) and spraying water over the body before wearing the suits(More)
Introduction Japan is experiencing high temperatures and relative humidity (rh) during the summer months, which lead to increases in the incidence of heat stroke among outdoor workers. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan, between 2010 and 2012, approximately 86 deaths were caused by heat stroke, of which 40% occurred at(More)
Introduction Pre-cooling (i.e., removal of heat from the body immediately prior to exercise) is a popular strategy for improving exercise performance in hot conditions. Whole body immersion in water is the procedure most commonly used to pre-cool in sports activities. However, the supply of a large volume of water and ice in all occupational settings is not(More)
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