24.9°C 03:00 pm

Stay safe and hydrated

Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

Broken Hill paramedics Rebecca Grogan, Kadee Millar, Linda Eckhart and Amelia Davies say enjoy Christmas and keep cool. PICTURE: Myles Burt Broken Hill paramedics Rebecca Grogan, Kadee Millar, Linda Eckhart and Amelia Davies say enjoy Christmas and keep cool. PICTURE: Myles Burt

NSW Ambulance has warned that high temperatures could cause serious health problems because it is harder to cope or cool down. 

High temperatures can make existing illnesses worse and may even trigger a heart attack, it says. 

People who are more vulnerable to hot weather are infants, young children, people aged 75-plus, those on medication or working in hot conditions. 

NSW Ambulance suggests drinking plenty of water when thirsty and to avoid alcoholic, hot or sugary drinks such as tea or coffee which can make hydration worse. 

Drink cold beverages and eat smaller and cold meals. Wear light coloured, loose fitting clothes made from natural fibres. Stay out of the sun, reduce physical activity and try to avoid going outside between 11am and 5pm. 

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