A podcast about health, science, nutrition, aging, and fitness.


Hyperthermic Conditioning for Hypertrophy, Endurance, and Neurogenesis

Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses how conditioning the body to heat stress through sauna use, called "hyperthermic conditioning" causes adaptations that increase athletic endurance (by increasing plasma volume and blood flow to heart and muscles) and muscle mass (by boosting levels of heat shock proteins and growth hormone). She also discusses the profound effects of hyperthermic conditioning on the brain including cognitive function.


 2014-02-19  13m