Stay cool this Summer
With the weather patterns being a little unpredictable at this time of the year, it’s important to make sure you have a good plan in place to keep cool if the temp turns up. Especially for those who may be more susceptible to dehydration or overheating.
KEEP HYDRATED – Drink plenty of water, take a water bottle with you at all times ( no beer or wine does not count 😉) but you can also keep hydrated with fresh fruit and salads.
PLAN YOUR DAY – keep activity to a minimum during the hottest part of the day.
REST – try and avoid too much strenuous activity or gardening.
NEVER- leave children, adults or animals in parked cars.
WEAR – loose-fitting light clothing made from natural fibres like cotton. Especially for babies and small children too.
CHECK-IN – on your elders, as well as pregnant women too.
COOL IT – If you have access to air conditioning or create some good airflow through your space (closing curtains that have high sun exposure is also a good idea.) Sometimes a cool shower or bath can help if you don’t have access to a pool or the ocean.
FURRY FRIENDS – look after your pets too, keep them cool and make sure they have plenty of water too.
Symptoms can include: Headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion or muscle cramps.
Get medical attention straight away if your symptoms get worse or you throw up.
Call Triple Zero (000) if yourself or a person shows any signs of heat exhaustion or heatstroke.