Sports Physiologists Say Small Fans Give Competitive Edge

Does the breeze created by a fan really make you cooler or is the effect merely psychological? Yes, scientist have studied this issue and not just because this is something that’s cool to know. No pun intended!

It’s actually an important consideration for medical experts and physiologists – especially those involved in sports science – to understand the true physical effects of moving air created by fans.

You’ve probably seen huge fans on the sidelines of NFL games cooling off players. The science of sports athletics has determined that fan-cooled football players gain a performance edge.

The effect is produced by what researchers call convective heat loss. The breeze of a fan makes it easier for sweat to evaporate from the surface of the skin. Your body sheds moisture to eliminate body heat. But the more of that extruded moisture one can evaporate from the skin, the greater the cooling effect.

You don’t need a giant fan like those used by professional football teams. A small and portable rechargeable travel fan can accomplish much the same thing when used personally by an individual. In fact, the technology behind a new class of small fans is making these items more popular than ever.

Consider a situation when you’re out playing a round of golf on a sweltering day. If you’re carrying a rechargeable travel fan you will not only stay cooler and enjoy your game more, but you may even knock a couple of strokes off your score. Mounting a small, high-tech fan on the golf cart is a fantastic way to get the most out of 18 holes on a hot day.

New designs of portable rechargeable travel fan can be used anywhere – on the beach, on your walk in the park, placed above a car baby seat and more.

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    Author: Ally Allshouse

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