Rio Olympics - Beating the Heat

OTTAWA, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ - As they travel to the Summer Olympics in Rio, Canadian athletes will confront extreme temperatures and risk facing heat-related health conditions. They will be training in an environment where the average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius at this time of the year.

Will Rio's climate affect our Olympians' performances? How can they help their body adapt to avoid heat exhaustion? Are the rest of us also at risk when we train for sports in the heat?

CIHR-funded researcher Dr. Glen Kenny is available to address how our body can both adapt and perform in extreme environmental conditions.

To book an interview with Dr. Kenny, please contact:

David Wolkowski
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system for Canadians. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: To book an interview with Dr. Kenny, please contact: David Wolkowski, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563,


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