Being too hot while exercising can be a big obstacle for over weight women. This results is early exhaustion, rapid heart rate, fatigue, and exercising for less time. Fat tissue promotes insulation, which causes overweight people to heat up more easily when exercising and therefore causing less adherence to working out because of this barrier.
A new study looked at the effect of overweight subjects simply carrying a cold bottle of water in their hand while working out. The study had 24 subjects with a BMI between 30-35. The results showed that subjects who were holding on to the cold water finished a 1.5 mile walk in significantly less time then the subjects holding a room temperature water bottle. The subjects in the cooling group also had more improvement in blood pressure, waist circumference, heart rate, and aerobic fitness.
The study concluded that by holding a cold water water, they were able to reduce the discomfort of being very hot and therefore increase exercise and heart health.
So if you are overweight or not, if being too hot is an issue for you during exercise, try freezing a bottle of water and carrying throughout the workout.
read the full study here:http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/125/10_MeetingAbstracts/AMP016?sid=24b253a6-40da-4e24-958d-676b03ec2285
Hope these health tips and exercise advice helps you!
dont forget to drink that water while you exercise!
read my previous post on water health benefits and how drinking water can help you lose weight here: http://www.thenutritionvault.com/2012/01/drink-water-to-effortless-weight-loss.html