Influence of aerobic fitness on thermoregulation during exercise in the heat

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2012 Apr;40(2):79-87. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318246ee56.


It is believed that the adaptations induced by aerobic training would prevent athletes from overheating while retaining body electrolytes during exercise in the heat. Data from our laboratory suggest that aerobic training is not enough to induce these adaptations. This review considers the factors that can lead to hyperthermia in trained and untrained populations when exercising in the heat.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Fever / etiology*
  • Fever / physiopathology
  • Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Physical Fitness / physiology*