Accession Number:

ADA275621

Title:

Nutrition and Performance at Environmental Extremes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HOUSTON UNIV TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Humans are remarkably adaptive animals, having learned to survive and even thrive in environments outside their normal comfort zone. Man accomplishes these adaptations through metabolic and behavioral changes. environments that threaten to overwhelm the ability of man to adjust his metabolism andor change behavioral strategies have been referred to as hostile environments. This terminology is a misnomer, since man can function safety and effectively in extremes of environments, provided adequate behavioral precautions e.g., clothing, shelter, food, water are taken. The environment becomes hostile only when man has entered it unprepared or the environment is so severe that it threatens to surpass mans ability to adapt or respond appropriately to its challenges.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE