Leg exercise and core cooling in an insulated immersion suit under severe environmental conditions.

@article{Faerevik2010LegEA,
  title={Leg exercise and core cooling in an insulated immersion suit under severe environmental conditions.},
  author={Hilde Faerevik and Randi Eidsmo Reinertsen and Gordon Giesbrecht},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={993-1001}
}
INTRODUCTION This study was conducted to examine whether the greater rate of heat production through intermittent leg exercise would offset an elevated rate of heat loss and thereby decrease the rate of core cooling during immersion in severe conditions when wearing an insulated immersion suit. METHODS On two separate days, seven male subjects were immersed in 2 degrees C water with air temperature of -2 degreesC, wind speed of 5 m x s(-1), and waves of 30-40 cm high. Subjects wore wool… CONTINUE READING

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