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It's 45°C in the shade and you don't feel ready for the marathon? You always craved for an afternoon siesta but you don't know how to justify it with your boss? Come along and listen to two 'hot' scientists talk about all you need to know on the effects of heat on your health.
How to beat the heat
The global population and average temperature are rising so more and more people are exposed to hot conditions in their working and recreational time. High ambient temperatures can have serious negative effects on the productivity and health of workers (e.g. construction workers building the World Cup stadia in Qatar), athletes, and vulnerable populations. This talk will discuss some of the effects that hot temperatures have on human health and productivity, with a specific focus on elite and sub-elite athletes, and some strategies to help beat the heat!
If you can’t stand the heat, stop exercising!
Many sporting competitions are scheduled to take place on hot environments. Performing strenuous exercise in the heat poses a major challenge to the human body; this challenge is often described as a “competition” between different regions of the body, for the available blood flow. This talk will highlight how human physiological function is more generally affected by exercise heat stress, with an emphasis on the upper limits to human performance.