Be sport smart in the heat.
People training, competing in sports events or generally being active are urged to take precautions to avoid heat stress.
While we don’t want to discourage you
from being physically active, there are precautions that can be taken
to prevent harm from the heat.
Your body produces more heat when you exercise, and that heat,
combined with the outside heat, can create dangerously high body
Failing to be aware of the effects of heat on the body during these
periods of extreme heat puts you at risk of becoming dehydrated, or
feeling ill with heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
The young, elderly, people with disability, those who work in the
outdoors and people with existing medical conditions are at the greatest
risk of harm from high temperatures.
We are advising all our sport and recreation clubs to take great
care over the next few days by ensuring participants are well hydrated
during competitions and training.
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