-Uh, it’s very hot today! Being from Sweden and all, how are you finding it?
– I’m fine! I love the heat, that’s why I moved here.
– But it gets really warm in summer!
-Good! In sweden it’s usually very rainy and cold in summer.
People in Australia seems afraid of the heat. They need the cool all the time! I can’t really understand the hysterical madness about keeping it cool!!!
For example, my son has told me that it’s so cold at his friends house of the air-condition, that everyone sits under fleece covers in front of the television.
Outside school parents doesn’t even get out of their cars to pick up their children, Instead they sit in the aircon in the car with the engine on polluting our planet.
The gym is even worse! The aircon is often on freeze blowing straight at you when exercising!
I’m doing my workout and my body is trying to heat up. The Aircon is blowing cold at me and my body is trying to create a balance between the body temperature and the temperature around me.
The body slowly starts losing the warmth. That’s really not good for your muscles as you workout.
It’s okay to cool your body down once you are done working out but not as you are working out!! It’s like travelling in a train whose brake system doesn’t work properly. The constant sudden brake harms the passengers within the train. Same way it harms your muscles and tissues.
Sweating is a very good way of letting out all the toxins in your body and all the dust that has accumulated over your skin. Once you sweat and then take a shower you feel more refreshe, so working out under just a fan is more effective and beneficial health wise than in a to cool air condition.
I hear people (often overweight people) in the gym complain about it being to hot in the gym (when it’s not). The amount of body weight and body fat is often a bigger factor for excessive sweating, not the already cool temperature in the gym. Moving require more effort with increased body weight and higher amounts of body fat can insulate your body trapping the heat.
Rathet than turning the aircon up to freeze, I would suggest a extra power walk and a good diet plan to dropp some body fat!
The aircon ruined my workout today! I had a plan of 1.5h leg session and 30min cardio but I had to cut my session short! I was sweating but my skin was cold on the outside with goose bumps! My joints felt stiff after the rest between sets so I couldn’t lift as heavy as I wanted to… DAMN THE AIRCON !!!