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A hot bath before workout?

Heat acclimation is the process of adapting to high temperatures over the course of days or weeks

Gretchen Reynolds | NYT 

There are many ways to cope with exercising in hot weather. But one of the most effective may be, surprisingly, to soak in long, hot baths in the days beforehand, according to a well-timed new study of how best to prepare for athletic competitions in the heat. Across the United States and much of the Northern hemisphere, summer temperatures are spiking, which can make outdoor exercise grueling. When it is hot, our hearts labor to shunt more blood to the skin, which allows internal heat to dissipate but also leaves us feeling fatigued and logy and potentially at risk for heat ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 22:48 IST