Every Australian capital over 30C this week

Wednesday 13 December 1:33 PM

With expected hot weather over the next few days across most of eastern Australia (42+ some areas) we have been given a timely reminder by one of our trainers (and of course the news) in relation to issues that arise in the heat.

We should all take the time to check on our elderly relatives and neighbours to see if they are coping with the heat and if they need help. Don’t forget to check on children and of course our pet’s aswell.

Who is at risk, and most vulnerable?

-          Seniors

-          Young children

-          Athletes

-          Outdoor workers

-          Ill or poor health

-          Pets

Every year, ambulance services warn that in a severe heat wave, people can get dehydrated, causing them to overheat, leading to heat stress and perhaps serious illness.

Signs to look out for in relation to possible heatstroke:
- No sweat
- Red and Hot Skin
- Dizzy
- Headaches
- Vomiting
- Unconsciousness

There are a number of tips to assist with helping yourself and others prevent heat stress, the top six of these include:
1. Drinking water regularly;
2. Avoiding alcohol, coffee and soft drinks;
3. Keeping cool by increasing air circulation in the home and cool showers;
4. Wearing light clothing;
5. Limit outdoor time, if going outside, staying in the shade and minimising physical activity;
6. Keep yourself, kids and pets out of closed cars.

Think smart, stay cool and look after each other – from the team at Allens.

Every capital city in Australia is expected to get over 30C this week, to read the full story see here: http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/every-australian-capital-over-30c-this-week/news-story/3d410c274f1b4cac760aa7e9956666d3