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Hot weather safety tips: SFU expert available

June 25, 2021
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Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for most of B.C. as extreme temperatures are expected to impact the province through the weekend and expected to last until Wednesday.   

SFU health sciences professor Scott Lear can talk about the symptoms and science of heat exhaustion as well as ways to prevent it while enjoying outdoor activities or engaging in any type of exercise this weekend. 

FIVE TIPS TO AVOID HEAT EXHAUSTION

When temperatures rise, a few simple precautions can help mitigate the risk:

  • Know the weather conditions beforehand.
  • Wear sunscreen and light clothing.
  • Drink fluids regularly.
  •  Avoid exercising at peak hours of heat, or exercise in an air-conditioned gym.
  •  If you are completing an athletic event during the day and you usually train during the early morning or evening, you should also acclimatize your body to the midday heat. 

AVAILABLE SFU EXPERT

SCOTT LEAR, professor, health sciences & Pfizer/Heart & Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research                     
slear@providencehealth.bc.ca 

CONTACT 

MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
236.880.3297 | melissa_shaw@sfu.ca

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