Weight Loss and Exercise in Tough Environmental Conditions
Depending on the environmental conditions where you live, &#
Depending on the environmental conditions where you live, there may be extra precautions that you’ll want to consider when trying to lose weight by following a healthy diet and weight loss program.
High altitude environments have less available oxygen then those closer to sea level. One of the effects of such altitude is that the heart must beat faster in order to do the job of delivering oxygen to the muscle tissues both while active and at rest.
Depending on the specific altitude and corresponding acitivity, heart rates may soar as high as 50% above normal. Also, side effects like hyperventilation, dizziness, insomnia, weakness, headache, and irratability are also common in such an environment.
Because of these possible outcomes, people who exercise in high altitudes will definitely want to consult a local physician for clearance before beginning their weight loss exercise program, and may want to lower the intensity of their weight loss cardiovascular activity—especially if they are beginners.
People living in high altitudes will also want to get medical clearance before trying any diet pills, diet patch, or any other weight loss product(s) that may elevate the heart rate to eliminate risk of more complicated health concerns.
Exercising in Extreme Heat
Under normal circumstances, the body’s temperature is at or around 98