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Staying healthy this summer

23/12/2020

With the warmer weather now upon us, it’s important to look after your number one asset — yourself!

Matur couple exercise

The effects of climate change mean that heatwaves are going to get hotter and longer, so it’s vital we adapt our behaviour to beat the heat.

Here are our top tips to look after yourself and your loved ones this summer…

Stay hydrated

Drink water throughout the day even if you don’t feel thirsty—avoiding alcoholic, caffeinated or fizzy drinks.

Download the free SA Water Bring Your Own Bottle app to find a drinking fountain where you can refill your water bottle. Ensure your pets always have fresh, cool water too.

For more information about staying healthy in the heat, visit: Heatwave Information

Linger at the library

Our three Libraries are cool and quiet and have plenty of activities to keep busy little minds occupied during the school holidays.

Maintain your family’s fitness

Regular exercise (even low impact) and spending time in nature will do wonders for your mind.

Check out our bike riding and walking paths for the best places to keep the whole family fit, including free walking groups, self-guided walking tours and more.

For more information, visit: Sport & Recreation

Cool off and keep fit

Head to the Norwood or Payneham Memorial Swimming Centres for a leisurely swim or a few laps.

The pools are maintained at 27 degrees and there’s plenty of shade.

Payneham also holds Friday Night at the Pool on the second Friday of December, January and February for $5 entry per person. It’s the perfect way to chill out with the whole family!

For more information, visit: Swimming Centres

Daily moves

Daily moves is a free supportive physical activity program for adults aged 65 years and above.

Following simple steps for staying active can go a long way to maintaining independence, preventing frailty, managing chronic pain, keeping socially connected and lifting your mood.

For more information, visit: Daily Moves

It’s all about timing

Avoid the heat by doing outdoor activities early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Whether you’re commuting, gardening, exercising or getting some fresh air, doing it in the cooler parts of the day will make a big difference.

For more information about staying healthy in the heat, visit: Heatwave Information

Ask for help

Seek medical advice if necessary, by calling Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

In an emergency, phone 000.