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Taking the heat out of exercise to improve vascular health

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Heat, mechanical tension and substrate

    turnover are key elements of exercise that

    drive important and wide-ranging health

    benefits of regular exercise. Of these, heat

    as an unaccompanied stressor is currently

    receiving attention as apossible supplement,

    or alternative to exercise for those who

    cannot tolerate traditional exercise training.

    During and following passive heating

    the cardiovascular system is significantly

    challenged; depending on the stimulus,

    physiological responses include decreased

    central venous and arterial pressure,

    increased heart rate and sympathetic

    activity, and redistribution of blood volume

    to increase cutaneous blood flow. Many of

    these responses simulate the cardiovascular

    adjustments that occur during and after a

    bout of exercise.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Francois, M. Emily. & Thomas, K. Nicole. (2016). Taking the heat out of exercise to improve vascular health. The Journal of Physiology, 594 (23), 6811-6812.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84999683644

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/73

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 6811

End Page


  • 6812

Volume


  • 594

Issue


  • 23

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Heat, mechanical tension and substrate

    turnover are key elements of exercise that

    drive important and wide-ranging health

    benefits of regular exercise. Of these, heat

    as an unaccompanied stressor is currently

    receiving attention as apossible supplement,

    or alternative to exercise for those who

    cannot tolerate traditional exercise training.

    During and following passive heating

    the cardiovascular system is significantly

    challenged; depending on the stimulus,

    physiological responses include decreased

    central venous and arterial pressure,

    increased heart rate and sympathetic

    activity, and redistribution of blood volume

    to increase cutaneous blood flow. Many of

    these responses simulate the cardiovascular

    adjustments that occur during and after a

    bout of exercise.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Francois, M. Emily. & Thomas, K. Nicole. (2016). Taking the heat out of exercise to improve vascular health. The Journal of Physiology, 594 (23), 6811-6812.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84999683644

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/73

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 6811

End Page


  • 6812

Volume


  • 594

Issue


  • 23

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom