1. Exercise during immersion in cold water has been reported by several authors to accelerate the rate of fall of core temperature when compared with rates seen during static immersion. The nature of the exercise performed, however, has always been whole‐body in nature. 2. In the present investigation fifteen subjects performed leg exercise throughout a 40 min head‐out immersion in water at 15 degrees C. The responses obtained were compared with those seen when the subjects performed an identical static immersion. 3. Aural and rectal temperatures were found to fall by greater amounts during static immersion. 4. It is concluded that 'the type of exercise performed' should be included in the list of factors which affect core temperature during cold water immersion.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||The Journal of Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 1987|