Your core temperature
- When you exercise, your muscles produce heat. During physical
activity, your body temperature can rise up to 3 degrees. To combat
this, your body starts to sweat to cool down. Known as “evaporative
cooling”, this process is your body’s natural mechanism to maintain
a lower core temperature. Merino moves moisture as a vapor, before
it even has a chance to turn to sweat, keeping you cooler.
- Research shows that because of wool’s effective moisture
management, you maintain a lower and more stable core body
temperature when wearing wool next to skin instead of
Your heart rate
- When you exercise, your muscles produce heat, which in turn,
heats your blood. As you begin to sweat, your body’s blood volume
decreases, your blood pressure drops, and blood flow between your
muscles and your skin is reduced.
- Research shows that
because of wool’s efficiency assisting your body’s natural cooling
process, you can maintain a lower heart rate when wearing wool next
to skin instead of synthetics.
Lactic acid build-up
- When you exercise, your core body temperature rises as your
blood works to deliver enough oxygen to your muscles. This triggers
lactic acid production.
- Lactic acid build-up results in
fatigue, muscle pain, and even cramps. When you slow the rate at
which your core body temperature increases, you also slow the rate
at which lactic acid
- Research has shown that
wearing wool next to your skin is an effective way to limit rise in
core body temperature during exercise, slowing the rate at which
lactic acid builds up in your muscle.