There is more at risk as we age and excessive overheating could ultimately speed along the process. For instance, inflammatory diseases (any disease that ends in “-itis”) is seen as excess heat in the body.
It’s summer in San Francisco, which means you are probably wearing earmuffs, a scarf, and three sweaters. Your body is contracting, your mood is a bit depressed, and you’re craving a hot chai latte, not watermelon. As soon as you reach your hot yoga class, your mood starts to shift.