Hot weather, squishy brains – that’s a sensation we experience today at its best.
It is hard to focus if the sun constantly burns down and sweat drips tireless from and to everywhere.
Heat waves are great if there is nothing else to do than enjoying a good book under an umbrella and lying on a beach while slurping a refreshing coconut. Yeah… oven-like offices and practices are definitely not the place to be. It’s hard to focus when the brain’s engrossed in coordinating body-internal cooling processes instead of thinking intelligent stuff or composing therapy programs for injured patients.
Work-related injury rate seems to increase in hot weather. Due to physiological limitations (e.g. decreased blood flow, central fatigue), work capacity decreases above 26°C. As concentration and motor skills can be affected as well, the risk of mistakes and accidents has shown to augement during high temperatures. Additionally, body core temperature rises, what causes a shift from aerobic to anaerobic energy production. That means, muscle energy stores empty much faster and we get tired and heavy-handed.
In summer, life takes place more outside and outdoor activities seem to predispose more accidents, too (except the under-the-umbrella-book-reading-part).
But, there are some positive facts about this hot summer – besides a seamless tan and barbecue:
Remember: Your body and brain are chilling in hot weather, so try to do so, too.
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