Episode 131 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, Laurent Bannock discusses nutrition for exercise in hot environments with Dr Alan McCubbin PhD (Monash University, Australia) and Dr Ollie Jay PhD, University of Sydney, Australia).


Discussion topics include:

  • Describing hot and humid environments
  • Overview of physiology of “Exertional Heat Stress”
  • Thermoregulation
  • Gastrointestinal function and integrity
  • Exertional heat stress and impact on performance & health
  • Other factors such as clothing and body-composition
  • Heat acclimation & acclimatisation
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance and assessment
  • Hydration and related nutrition strategies overview
  • Impact and relevance to different sports such as team sports and ultra-endurance events


Key paper(s) discussed / referred to: