Acclimatization of workers and athletes to heat allows for better performance and protects against heat injury!
Physiological Advantages of Acclimatization¹:
Increases plasma volume by up to 25%
- Reduces sodium lost in sweat by 50%
- Increases sweat rate
- Initiates sweat onset earlier
- Redistributes blood to the periphery more efficiently
- Produces heat shock proteins
1 Bates, Graham. “PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO HEAT EXPOSURE.” Aqualyte. N.p., 2012. Web. 11 May 2012. <http://www.aqualyte.com.au/>.