During exercising, muscle contraction causes the body to raise its internal temperature. Aldin Busnov, strength and conditioning coach at UFC GYM, says that the body has a mechanism for cooling itself – evaporation of sweat from the skin.
‘While the cooling mechanism is effective, the fact that the body has to work to cool down can lead to dehydration, and the risk of overheating becomes higher. To prevent the body from overheating, drink plenty of fluids (best being water). Even if you do not feel thirsty, drink before, during and after your workout. Avoid soda drinks, alcohol, caffeine and drinks with a lot of sugar as these can make you dehydrated. Also, exercise during cooler hours and wear light coloured clothes.’