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We examined differences in dynamic heat balance between males and females during intermittent exercise. Six males (M) and six females (F) performed three 30-min bouts of exercise (Ex1, Ex2, Ex3) at a constant rate of metabolic heat production (M - W) of approximately 500 W separated by three 15-min periods of inactive recovery. Rate of total heat loss (M -(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to quantify how much whole-body heat loss increases during heat acclimation and the decay in these improvements after heat acclimation. METHODS Ten males underwent a 14-d heat acclimation protocol that consisted of 90 min of cycling in the heat (40°C, 20% relative humidity) at approximately 50% of maximum oxygen(More)
Studies in young adults show that a greater proportion of heat is gained shortly following the start of exercise and that temporal changes in whole body heat loss during intermittent exercise have a pronounced effect on body heat storage. The consequences of short-duration intermittent exercise on heat storage with aging are unclear. We compared evaporative(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate heat balance during thermal transients caused by successive exercise bouts. Whole-body heat loss (H x L) and changes in body heat content (Delta Hb) were measured using simultaneous direct whole-body and indirect calorimetry. METHODS Ten participants performed three successive bouts of 30-min cycling (Ex1,(More)
INTRODUCTION Aging is associated with a reduction in the body's capacity to dissipate heat. To date, few studies have examined age-related changes in thermoregulatory function during short exercise periods in the heat in older females. PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate the effects of age on whole-body heat loss during intermittent exercise in the(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the physical/mechanical characteristics of typical selected mining tasks and the energy expenditure required for their performance. The study comprised two phases designed to monitor and record the typical activities that miners perform and to measure the metabolic energy expenditure and thermal responses during the(More)
This study examined the progression of impairments in heat dissipation as a function of age and environmental conditions. Sixty men (n = 12 per group; 20-30, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and 55-70 yr) performed four intermittent exercise/recovery cycles for a duration of 2 h in dry (35°C, 20% relative humidity) and humid (35°C, 60% relative humidity) conditions.(More)
On separate days, eight physically active younger (22 +/- 2 years) and eight highly trained middle-aged (45 +/- 4 years) men matched for physical fitness and body composition performed 90 min of semi-recumbent cycling at a constant rate of heat production (290 W) followed by 60 min of seated recovery in either a temperate (T, 30 degrees C), warm (W, 35(More)
Age-related chronic low-grade inflammation may render older individuals more susceptible to heat illnesses. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of intermittent work in the heat on the circulating cytokine responses of older workers. Fourteen young (aged 25.6 ± 0.7 years) and older (aged 57.7 ± 1.5 years) males, matched for body surface(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a commercial, personal ice cooling vest on tolerance for exercise in hot (35°C), wet (65% relative humidity) conditions with a nuclear biological chemical suit (NBC). On three separate occasions, 10 male volunteers walked on a treadmill at 3 miles per hour and 2% incline while (a) seminude (denoted(More)