5 Tips for Coping with the Heat

With temperatures soaring across the country, here are our top tips for keeping cool.

Heatwave Australia, tips for staying cool

Keep hydrated: Make sure you drink plenty of water and fruit juice and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.

Stay indoors: Try to avoid any strenuous activity. If you can, stay indoors between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its hottest. If you do go out, make sure you stay in the shade where possible.

Stock up on supplies: People with Parkinson’s may find their symptoms worsen in the heat. Try to make sure you have enough medication and plenty of food and drink at home, so you don’t need to go out when the sun is at its hottest.

Keep your cool: Try to stay cool by wearing loose cotton clothing and by splashing cold water on your face or the back of your neck. Try and identify which is the coolest room in the house, so you can stay there during the heat of the day.

Keep in touch:   Stay in contact with loved ones that may be affected by the heat to make sure they are managing.

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