June 25, 2021
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.