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Spotting Winter Dehydration

Dehydration happens when you don’t have enough fluids in your system. Your hydration needs do not change much during the winter months. The body still loses water through sweating, breathing and urinating no matter which season it is. If you feel thirsty, have dry mouth, are light-headed, cannot focus well, feel tired or notice your skin is …

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Extreme heatwave and high humidity

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of a severe heatwave starting today across much of southeast Australia. An extreme heatwave, the most intense type you can get, will engulf south eastern New South Wales, Canberra and parts of Tasmania. Extreme intensity heatwaves can have health impacts on even healthy people if they don’t find ways to …

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Help with Rapid Rehydration

After these last few hot days, remember to rehydrate and drink water. To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate tissues and joints. Electrolytes, help to retain fluid, and maintain good nerve and muscle function.  Learn to recognise the …

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