The importance of aerobic fitness in extending thermotolerance in extreme environments : connecting molecular biology to the whole body response

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Proceedings titleSymposium of the RTO Human Factors and Medicine Panel (HFM)
ConferenceRTO Human Factors and Medicine Panel (HFM), Oct. 5-7, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria
Article numberRTO-MP-HFM-181-POSTER P3
PagesP3-1P3-12
AbstractCurrent theatres of military operations involve exposure to high ambient temperatures while wearing protective clothing such as fragmentation vests and/or the use of biological and chemical ensembles. Under conditions of uncompensable heat stress, aerobic fitness is a critical factor in explaining the higher core temperature (Tc) that can be tolerated by endurance trained (TR) versus untrained (UT) individuals. Tolerating higher Tc not only extends exposure time but it ensures that individuals can safely continue to be mobile while carrying their own weight and additional loads.
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