Heat tolerance

Is it possible to build up heat tolerance? I had a brush with heat stroke from ~30 C, in Britain no less. I didn't take any precautions, but this can't be good regardless. I can't imagine traveling anywhere south of the Alps.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's gotta be a genetic component to it because 30c is nothing for me even in jeans but I'm not sure if you can train your body for it (or if it would be even worth it). If you come to close passing out at only 30c I suggest just walking everywhere in shorts and a t-shirt, enter air-conditioned public buildings when you have to, rest in the shade, drink water regularly.

    I think sticking to the precautions is simply a more practical and safer option.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is it possible to build up heat tolerance?
      it obviously must be if you just think about it for a moment. Go ahead.
      >white people live in many hot climates all over the world
      >british colonists and adventurers have visited every hot region on the planet and survived
      but first, you have to take the tracksuit off

      This is retarded. Of course people can adapt to new climates. I'm of Nordic ancestry, currently living in the Southwest US. It's been 35-40 C for the last few weeks. I have no AC or way to cool off. I can wear jeans and be absolutely fine in this weather. Why? Because I've adapted to it.

      Yes you can build up tolerance although you will be suffering in the beginning. Avoid dark colours like black or blue when there's sun out. If it's hot and humid make sure you are staying hydrated. Bring a handkerchief for wiping sweat and keep it handy, can always clean it off in a bathroom as/if needed. Get a moneybelt or a murse, backpacks trap heat all around your torso. I like to snack on fruits as there's not only water in them but also nutrition and fiber yadda yadda. The power of a good hat goes a long way but it has to be lightweight, like a bucket hat. And wear sunscreen.

      If you live somewhere cold and want to acclimatize real fast you can just go to a local sauna a few times before you travel. You don't have to have sex with the gay men there if you don't want to

      Drink lots of water
      Stay out of direct sunlight.
      Wear a hat for shade when you can't stay out of the sun.
      Wear sun screen, high SPF.
      Pace yourself, don't do strenuous activity in heat. Take breaks in places with A/C.
      Avoid Hispanicy/salty food, eat foods with high water content like fruit.
      If its a particularly hot destination, consider early mornings and late nights and stay in your hotel during the peak of the day for a nap. This isn't uncommon for locals in some countries.

      exactly

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        WWII ruined them. All the tough guys who would like conquer Africa wearing khaki shorts and a pith helmet died and the survivors were the NEETs who hid in a basement for the duration of the war.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you fat?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      no, slightly fitter than skinnyfat

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes you can build up tolerance although you will be suffering in the beginning. Avoid dark colours like black or blue when there's sun out. If it's hot and humid make sure you are staying hydrated. Bring a handkerchief for wiping sweat and keep it handy, can always clean it off in a bathroom as/if needed. Get a moneybelt or a murse, backpacks trap heat all around your torso. I like to snack on fruits as there's not only water in them but also nutrition and fiber yadda yadda. The power of a good hat goes a long way but it has to be lightweight, like a bucket hat. And wear sunscreen.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m from Celtic fringe (cold, wet, Yyyyuwwwlllchch) and lived in an Arab country for years

    It does get easier. But I really mean less difficult. Plus the culture there is set up around being air conditioned or asleep during the 2-5pm bit of the day when you can see 50deg plus.

    I don’t like sand

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you live somewhere cold and want to acclimatize real fast you can just go to a local sauna a few times before you travel. You don't have to have sex with the gay men there if you don't want to

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What if he wants to?

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    30C ? Heat stroke? Lmao at this poor white boy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      n-word

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        just say moron you pussy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw live in Arizona
      >50C in summer
      >-10C to -20C in winter easily
      >not really bothered by it all that much regardless which side of the thermometer I am on

      Euro's absolutely suck at dressing properly to combat heat, like they must actively try. I spent a while traveling around europe this year, every single fucking euro wore darker color clothing, instead of water would drink a soda or sugary tea, and breath through their mouth and not nose. Like one of my friends I met up with was feeling hot and tired, instead of going for a thing of water decided to just get a red bull to feel better, ended up needing to call it a day because they didn't understand why the heat was so bad.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >red bull

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >euros thinking logically

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            yes

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Euro's are absolutely brain dead when it comes to dealing with handling different climates or changes in their own climate. Either you're taking this personally or have never met euro's in a climate outside of early spring/winter/late fall.

              This and then they're like "wHy U AmErIcAnS pUt iCe iN eVeRyThiNg?"

              >Complain that their apartments are too hot. Ask if they have installed heavy curtains to block the sun and if they own a fan.
              >why would I buy something for using only one month a year

              Try to explain cross ventilation and how you need air blowing in one window and out another if you don't have a/c, and opening windows at night and closing curtains during the day.
              >floride stare

              >visit friend in Europe last month
              >has a portable AC unit one of those insanely shit 1 room roller things
              >has all windows open while AC running
              >go to close the windows
              >Anon what are you doing it's hot!
              >"AC" is just a giant power bill maker

              and yeah I don't understand why ice trays are some mythical thing in europe, like you can use them even when it's not summer for things.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        This and then they're like "wHy U AmErIcAnS pUt iCe iN eVeRyThiNg?"

        >Complain that their apartments are too hot. Ask if they have installed heavy curtains to block the sun and if they own a fan.
        >why would I buy something for using only one month a year

        Try to explain cross ventilation and how you need air blowing in one window and out another if you don't have a/c, and opening windows at night and closing curtains during the day.
        >floride stare

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mate of mine collapsed from heat battering whilst watching a football match in bongland. Just stand in the shade and don't linger in direct sunlight like lizard, unless you tan and are somewhere with a breeze and hardly any clothes on (ie the beach)

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When you're waling along the street make sure you're always on the side of the road with shade. If stationary find a tree or something else offering shade. Always be conscious of shade and use it whenever possible. This saved my arse numerous times in Thailand; would be impossible to survive the daytime otherwise.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If the worst comes to the worst just get a white umbrella.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drink electrolyte-infused drink. Or make your own with dextrose; salt; and potassium powder, many guides online.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I was military, I deployed several times.

    Yes, you can acclimatize to heat. It can happen fairly quickly as well, especially if you are young and fit and active outside.

    You still need to stay hydrated though.

    There is a deeper, more advanced version of heat and sunlight acclimatization possible, but it requires living in it and roasting in it till your once pale skin turns into this burnished leather color and gains a thicker texture. Australians regularly achieve this state, especially if they are old men.

    They can just lay in direct tropical sunlight for hours and not give a single shit, and in fact it is one of their simple pastimes in places like thailand.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drink lots of water
    Stay out of direct sunlight.
    Wear a hat for shade when you can't stay out of the sun.
    Wear sun screen, high SPF.
    Pace yourself, don't do strenuous activity in heat. Take breaks in places with A/C.
    Avoid Hispanicy/salty food, eat foods with high water content like fruit.
    If its a particularly hot destination, consider early mornings and late nights and stay in your hotel during the peak of the day for a nap. This isn't uncommon for locals in some countries.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't think it's necessarily about "tolerance" but you learn to live your life differently
    i spend about half my life in the uk, half in asia
    when i'm in asia i eat and drink differently, dress a bit differently, have a different kind of lifestyle
    drinking lots of water is the essential thing. once one of our friends visited us from the usa, he thought he knew it all like some of the septic twats in this thread. we told him to drink a lot of water but he treated it like a joke, kept saying things like do you think i am a plant, ho ho. then one day he passed out in the street.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    personally i dont believe so. youre body only has two options, sweat more, or slightly slow down metabolism. i live in las vegas and 115* today is just as shitty as it was 12 years ago when i moved here from illinois. imo "getting used to the heat" is more or less a mental thing of getting used to the fact that its going to fucking suck. you'll still heat stroke just as easy

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I work outside in a place that regularly gets 32+C in the summer and my advice is
    >drink water and stay hydrated
    >wear a hat and breathable long sleeves and pants to keep your skin protected (if you're a gringo)
    >take 5 to 10 min breaks in the shade or AC every hour
    >ice on your head or neck (cool towels work too)
    >spend time outside to try to build tolerance and get acclimated
    While this does help with tolerance it still is uncomfortable I've gotten used to working outside and I'm as pale as they come. It still won't stop the possibility of heat stroke and exhaustion and I've seen acclimated guys pass out on the job. You really got to be careful and if you think you need a break, take one and cool your body temperature.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Light clothing and lots of cold water is all that you eill ever need

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Of course acclimatization happens, but it takes a little while normally, I'm a white guy in Australia and anything up to 43ish is bearable. You will acclimatize but the speed is different for different people.

    The most common thing with foreigners is that they wear the wrong clothes. You either go t-shirt, short, sandals/thongs or wear loose-fitting linen in a light colour.

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