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Heat strain during military training activities: the dilemma of balancing force protection and operational capability

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Hunt AP et al.
Used Parameters : BFM

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Australia

Journal : Temperature

Military activities in hot environments pose 2 competing demands: the requirement to perform realistic training to develop operational capability with the necessity to protect armed forces personnel against heat-related illness. To ascertain whether work duration limits for protection against heat-related illness restrict military activities, this study examined the heat strain and risks of heat-related illness when conducting a military activity above the prescribed work duration limits. Thirty-seven soldiers conducted a march (10 km;∼ 5.5 km …
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