14 Mar 2016
Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children
Loughborough researchers have been working with leading sports brand adidas to help develop sports tops specifically for children that help keep them cool during exercise.
They found that while teens and adults tend to keep their skin cool by evaporating sweat, this is less developed in children under the age of ten. Younger children’s skin is more reliant on dry heat loss all over their body, leading to a hotter skin. With a reduced sweat response, they require full body ventilation to stay cool and avoid overheating during a workout.
Using this information adidas has developed a range of ‘climacool’ training tops aimed solely at children under 10 which offer full air flow during exercise.
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