High-heat exercise are better

By Chisom Ukoha

The Myth

Some people believe that high-temperature workouts—including “hot” yoga, spinning and others in which the room temperature may be 90°F or even hotter—make the muscles more limber and improve the body’s ability to remove toxins.

The Truth

It is not recommended for the average person, exercising in high temperatures will reduce their performance because the body has to work harder to fend off the heat.


It forces the heart to do double-duty—not only to bring oxygen to the muscles and remove wastes that accumulate during exercise but also to pump more blood to the skin to dissipate the extra heat.