We all know that our blood helps us regulate our internal temperature. Our heart rate changes and blood is shunted either to the core or the periphery. This is only one of our bodies thermoregulation systems. We are equipped with myriad other ways to beat the heat. But just like everything else….if we don’t use it, we lose it. If we don’t regularly challenge our bodies “cool down” mechanisms through sustained physical activity, we will be less comfortable (and more grumpy) during those scorchers in late May, early June.
Next time you hear somebody complain about the heat, you can bet that they aren’t a mover.
Check out this Washington Post infographic to learn how our bodies acclimate to the first “hot days” of the Summer: