The year has commenced with a scorching start! Today in Adelaide it will reach 42 degrees and will remain in the 40s most of the day, even until as late as 6pm!
How to stay cool
The hot weather can make some people very lethargic, others get uptight and agitated. In either case it’s not easy to work in such conditions. It’s important on these hot days to take measures to keep the fluids up and stay cool. Your health and wellbeing are integral to getting your work done. Dehydration and over heating is a very real threat to your heath and can result in cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke. If you don’t have air conditioning in your home or office there are other methods to keep calm and remain cool and in control. SA Health has some good tips of dealing with extreme heat on days like these and you can find their Guide to coping and staying healthy in the heat online.
Here’s a tip I picked up while in Queensland – the Frozen Towel Technique:
On these days of extreme heat always remember to Keep Calm, Keep Cool
It will still be 41 degrees at 6pm tonight in Adelaide. :-/ #hot #adelaide #weather #heat #bringonwinter #BOM pic.twitter.com/04CNFGFbm0
— Vin Brown (@Vintuitive) January 1, 2015
What techniques have you learned that are effective in keeping cool? Share them in the comments below.