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How you can survive the Summer heat

Another day in the mid-to-high 30’s. Forget December and January, February is the real furnace in South-East Queensland. It is vital for everyone to take special precautions during the Summer, particularly the elderly, who are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Focal Community Services has compiled the following tips to help you survive the summer heat: 1.┬áStay hydrated. It is very easy to underestimate your fluid intake. 8-10 cups (or 2.5 litres) of water per day is the standard recommendation for adults1. You could fill a container in the morning to finish before bed, or get in the habit of keeping…

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