dr Julia Alleyne

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Toronto Star article: Heat will be factor for fans, athletes at Pan Am Games on Sunday

From the Toronto Star article:

It’s going to be a hot one for Pan Am Games spectators, with temperatures Sunday expected to top 30C with a humidex reading that could make it feel like 40C.

So how to keep cool? Here are some tips from Dr. Julia Alleyne, TO2015’s chief medical officer:


Use sunscreen: Don’t just put it on in the morning and think you’re good to go; you must reapply throughout the day.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Lots of liquids are a must. And again, not just at events. Alleyne suggests “pre-hydrating” because you know it’s going to be hot.

Wear a hat: Pretty obvious to keep the old noggin’ covered; something stylish with a wide brim might bother fans in the rows behind you though.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/panamgames/2015/07/18/heat-will-be-factor-for-fans-athletes-at-pan-am-games-on-sunday.html