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  BY: MS. LOURADEL M. ULBATA, RN, MAN TEMPERATURE REGULATION & MOBILITY  Simple Facts   A reduction in body water results in a decrease in performance  Hydration status is determined by water intake and loss  Lack of water consumption impairs the body and after several days, can result in death  Over consumption of water can also result in problems  50- 60% of the body’s mass is water     Simple facts (cont.)  Lean body mass (LBM) is comprised of 75% water  Fat contains 5% water  154lb male=42L  154lb female=35L  Sweating: uses water to cool body and prevent hyperthermia  Body Temperature  measure of the body's ability to generate and get rid of heat  The temperature of the deep tissues of the body which is known as the core temperature remains almost exactly constant except when a person develops a febrile illness. On the other hand the skin temperature rises & falls with the temperature of the surroundings.  The core body temperature can be measured either orally or rectally. The oral temperature is normally 0.5 0 C lower than the rectal temp., is affected by many factors including ingestion of hot or cold fluids & mouth breathing.  The average normal oral temperature in young adults measured in the morning is 37C with a range between 36.3 and 37.1 C.  Core body temperature: deep tissues  Shell body temperature: peripheral  Core temperature rises quickly when heat gain exceeds heat loss during vigorous exercise in a warm environment.


Jul 23, 2017


Jul 23, 2017
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