Dr Owen Jeffries spoke with a reporter from insider.com online news outlet following his recent Ironman triathlon competition in Austria which occurred during the European heat wave with temperatures reportedly reaching close to 38 oC.
In the article he discussed 5 tips when preparing or exercising in extreme heat. This included a consideration of mechanisms of adaptation, optimisation of hydration, sodium supplementation, cooling strategies and carbohydrate gut training.
Dr Owen Jeffries (Newcastle University) and Professor George Havenith (Loughborough University) spoke with a reporter from businessinsider.com online news outlet during the extreme heat waves being experienced across America and Europe during the summer 2022.
In the article they explored strategies on how to cool during hot periods of weather implementing simple tasks such as: cooling hands and feet, cold water immersion, spraying clothing with water, eating lighter meals, using electric fans, optimal hydration, and exercising in the heat.