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Friday, March 7, 2014
Exercise and Fitness
Safe temps for a workout...
I was wondering at what room temp. it can become unsafe for me to do taebo----I have been taking the class 3 x`s a week for several years and feel v fit. However the building where I take the class is v v hot in the summer...tonight it was 96 degrees in there!! We do take many h2o breaks throughout class, but I worry about the room temp. Tonight I came home and was nausiated. I laid down for what I thought was a a few minutes only to find that I had fallen asleep for 2 hours. Just concerned about myself and fellow work-out pals
The National Strength and Conditioning Association recommends that a facility's temperature range between 72 degrees and 78 degrees.
The National Weather Service uses these categories:
- "Caution" at temperatures between 80-90 degrees fahrenheit
- "Extreme Caution" at temperatures between 90-105 degrees fahrenheit
- "Danger" at temperatures between 105-129 degrees fahrenheit
- and "Extreme Danger" at temperatures greater than 130 degrees fahrenheit
At the "Caution" level, fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. At the "Extreme Caution" level, sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion are possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. At the "Danger" level, sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion is likely. Heat stroke is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity. At the "Extreme Danger" level, heat stroke or sunstroke are likely.
Sounds like you may have experienced heat exhaustion.
Hope this helps and stay safe.
Jayme Johnson, MS
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati