Tips to Beat the Heat!

Infographic (text version follows)


Tips to Beat the Heat infographic (November 2014) 

Tips to Beat the Heat!

  • Keep hydrated. Drink more water.
  • Limit non-essential strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine as they can make dehydration worse.
  • Soak. Take a cool shower or bath to help you cool down.
  • Be cool. Stay indoors and make use of fans or air-conditioners.
  • Rest. Make sure you get enough sleep, and rest if you feel tired.
  • Eat fresh. Try eating cold foods such as salads or fruit.
  • Check on others including children, elderly, people with medical conditions and don't forget your pets!
  • Seek shade when outside.
  • Dress down. Wear light weight clothing and be sun-smart.

Watch Out

Be on the lookout for any symptoms of heat related illness.

See your GP if you are unwell.

In a medical emergency call 000.

For more information on extreme heat please visit Your Guide to Summer Safety.

See also