How to survive the heat in Bacchus Marsh

heat 1With summer throwing more sunshine our way over the coming week, we thought it might be wise to give all our Bacchus Marsh friends and followers a few tips for keeping yourselves cool and beating the heat.  We’re sure you’ll have your own tips to add, so please add to our list by sharing your best tips in the comments below.

Here’s our top 5:

  • Close windows and curtains, and of course, use air conditioning if you have it.  Use it effectively by closing off the rooms that aren’t in use, and try to avoid opening and closing the doors.
  • If your house struggles to stay cool despite all your best efforts, make your way to the nearest air conditioned shops, library or indoor pool.
  • Limit your physical activity and stay well hydrated.  If your job requires you to be active, drink more than the recommended 2 litres per day to compensate for the heat.
  • Cool the kids down by running a tepid bath, or use wet towels on their neck and arms (and yours too).
  • Don’t forget your pets.  Imagine being outside on a hot day while wearing a fur coat.  Make sure they have plenty of water, a shady place to relax, and (if they like it) give them a spray with the hose from time to time.

There are very serious health issues associated with hot weather, when the body isn’t able to maintain a healthy temperature.  If you are experiencing any symptoms, such as dizziness, fainting, exhaustion or heat stroke, we urge you to seek medical assistance immediately.  Please also remember to check in with elderly friends, neighbours and relatives, and also those in remote areas.

Let us know what you do, or where you go, to keep cool during the summer heat.