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37.5® Technology brings dynamic thermoregulation to your women’s line for the ultimate comfort and performance.
Women Want Apparel That Performs37.5® Technology brings dynamic thermoregulation to your women’s line for the ultimate comfort and performance.
Yes. Comparatively, women have more sweat glands than men. Women also have a higher concentration of sweat glands in many areas of their body. Interestingly, women also tend to use a higher percentage of their sweat glands, while secreting less total sweat. Overall, this translates to a more efficient sweating process that can decrease the amount of so-called “wasted sweating”. Wasted sweating occurs when sweat is produced and then drips off the body, not remaining on the skin long enough to cool you through the evaporation process.
In the early 1900s, women were banned from participating in Olympic distance events for being “too fragile” and were not allowed to participate in the Boston marathon until 1972. However, subsequent research has shown no evidence that women are at higher risk of heat illness when standard management techniques are in place regarding exercise intensity, clothing, and hydration.
Female reproductive hormones influence the thermoregulation mechanisms in a woman’s body as they naturally fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, and at menopause. Of these, the most widely recognized effects are hot flashes experienced during menopause, and temperature changes that occur during the menstrual cycle.
Specifically, estrogens tend to promote lower body temperatures by affecting blood flow to the skin and sweating, as well as dilation of peripheral blood vessels. In contrast, progesterone tends to promote higher body temperature by influencing changes in both thermoregulatory set-point and constriction of blood vessels in the skin.
During the thermoregulation process, moisture released from the body can build-up in the area between the skin and clothing, known as the microclimate. This trapped moisture has an amplifying effect on the way temperature is experienced – making hot feel hotter and cold feel colder. 37.5 Technology removes this moisture so it does not accumulate in the microclimate, allowing optimal function of natural thermoregulation mechanisms. Controlling the humidity level next to skin is key to helping women stay comfortable in all conditions and perform at their best.