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US Navy - Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise

US Navy - Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise

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Published by Adam W Royal
US Navy guide to health, nutrition, and exercise.
US Navy guide to health, nutrition, and exercise.

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Published by: Adam W Royal on Jul 25, 2007
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It is considered cold if the air temperature is below
15° F and the wind speed is greater than 25 m.p.h, or
the water temperature is below 64o

F. Cold
environments increase energy metabolism and
urination.

Soldiers can progressively lose weight when
conducting field exercises in the cold for two to three
weeks. Because this weight loss can cause fatigue and performance
decrements, energy intake must increase to meet the increased energy
demands. Energy requirements can increase 25 to 50% in the cold. To meet
the increased energy and fluid needs, follow the guidelines on page 73. Also,

Through Nutrition and Exercise

75

vitamin and mineral needs may increase, so eat all ration components to
meet these needs.

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