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How can I cool down fast after an outdoor workout in a hot & humid climate?

I live in a tropical city, and with treadmills in air-conditioned gym off limits due to Covid, I've recently taken up predawn jogging. However, while the jog itself is still tolerable, after I stop ...
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Exercise to improve sleep

I understand that cardiovascular exercise raises the body temperature immediately, making it harder to sleep at the moment. But then, after 5 hours, your body temperature falls below what it was right ...
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Minimum water temperature for swimming workout

What is the minimum water temperature for swimming workouts, like 1-2 km swims? I love swimming in lakes and rivers and am generally okay with cooler water (especially if swimming intensely), but I'm ...
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Summer running is slow. Am I getting slower because of this?

Help, summer running in 83-93 deg F (28-34 deg C) and 60-80 %RH stinks. Update: Actually this was usually 78-83 def F at +95% RH in the mornings. I want to get faster, but literally I cannot run fast ...
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Does humidity reduce oxygene absorption?

Today I went for a 6 Km run in Tokyo, the temperature was 27 degrees Celsius and the humidity 92%. It was much harder than usual today even though I am used to run the same distance 3 times a week at ...
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Limits of human cooling in hot humid environment

When a person is hot, their skin cools them down by dissipating heat generated internally. When the external environment is hotter than body-temperature (98.6F, 37C), this is still possible using ...
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Does it defeat the purpose to bring a frozen water bottle to hot yoga?

I have developed a habit of bringing a frozen water bottle to my Bikram Yoga class. When it gets really hellish, having a sip of still very cold water definitely neutralizes me better than drinking ...
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Caloric benefit to working out in hotter temperatures?

I have noticed a difference in my workouts when the only factor I change is the temperature of the room in which I workout. I am aware that there are risks and benefits to exercising in hotter ...
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Low room temperature and weight loss

If I spend a lot of time in my office, but do not heat it too much, would that help me lose weight? I don't mean to reduce it to a point where it's unhealthy, just to drop it slightly below the ...
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Cold and fever after doing extensive cardio sport?

Every Sunday I do soccer in the morning for two hours where I run non stop and sweat extensively. After the sport I take a shower and take the bus home, but by the time I get home my dry and clean ...
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Is it unhealthy to drink cold water? [closed]

I've heard it's healthy to drink warm water that is close to (internal) body temperature so that energy doesn't go into warming it up and that it doesn't "shock" the system. Does that mean it's ...
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Is it beneficial to stay warm after a workout to support muscle gain?

I work out for 1 hour daily in the morning. My trainer told me to stay warm i.e. keep the muscles warm, throughout the day (or at least most of the time) because it helps muscle gain. That is, he ...
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Are there any benefits to running in the heat?

I live in Texas and with the summer coming up, my lunch time runs are becoming less enjoyable. I have goal races that will occur in September (Olympic Triathlon) and November (Marathon) where the ...
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Exercising at higher temperatures

Aside from the obvious safety concerns of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat prostration, etc., what is known about the detriments or benefits of exercising at higher-than-comfortable temperature/...
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Does food temperature affect absorption time and efficiency?

If I consume equal amounts of (say) mango, one in frozen chunks, the other at room temperature, will I digest them at different speeds? That is, will they have a different impact on my blood sugar ...
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Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?

I am looking to try to regulate my core body temperature in order to be able to sustain longer workouts at higher intesities. I have been exercising more and am realizing that core body heat might be ...
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How much does body fat affect body temperature?

I'm currently about 30 lbs overweight. I'm also generally much warmer than many others around me, and am constantly seeking ways to cool off. I'm already working on slimming down, but I'm wondering - ...
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Does sitting in a sauna actually stimulate weight loss?

My bodybugg gadget actually seems to think that I'm burning more calories when I'm in the sauna, but I'm kinda skeptical. Does sauna time really accomplish anything?
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