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Self-reported physical activity level does not alter whole-body total heat loss independently of aerobic fitness in young adults during exercise in the heat
- Lamarche, Dallon T., Notley, Sean R., Poirier, Martin P., Kenny, Glen P.
- Applied physiology, nutrition and metabolism 2019 v.44 no.1 pp. 99-102
- calorimetry, exercise, heat, oxygen consumption, young adults
- We evaluated whether self-reported physical activity (PA) level modulates whole-body total heat loss (WB-THL) as assessed using direct calorimetry in 10 young adults (aged 22 ± 3 years) matched for rate of peak oxygen consumption (an index for aerobic fitness), but of low and high self-reported PA, during 3 incremental cycling bouts (∼39%, 52%, and 64% peak oxygen consumption) in the heat (40 °C). We showed that level of self-reported PA does not appear to influence WB-THL independently of peak oxygen consumption.