Hot weather safety tips for older Australians

Hot weather can be dangerous, especially for older adults. Every summer, Australians die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity—and most of them are 50 or older.

Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults for a number of reasons. Physical changes which happen with age make older people less likely to notice when they feel hot, even when outside temperatures are high. They also can’t cool down as quickly or as well as younger people. Older adults are also less likely to feel thirsty, which means they’re more likely to become dehydrated (a loss of too much water in your body).

Heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases common in later life also increase risks of heat-related problems. So do some medicines prescribed for these and other health problems, and many over-the-counter drugs. Some of the medicines that may have these side effects are water pills, allergy and sinus pills, and nerve medications.

The Kool Towel is a fast and easy way to get long lasting relief from the heat! Just wet it, shake it and enjoy a cool towel that keeps you up to 11 degrees cooler than the ambient air temperature around you. It’s like having your own personal air conditioner.

Everyone should have one in their car, home or bag for fast relief from sweltering heat. Once the Kool Towel is around your neck, your head or your shoulders, you immediatley feel the cool, moist relief and you say ‘ahhhhh’!

The cooling effect is dramatic when you are outdoors, especially if you are doing  activities such as  golfing, running, cycling, spectator sports, etc. or for much needed cooling relief from menopausal hot flashes. This towel is washable – either by hand or machine, but do not place it in a dryer. It’s a wonder we have not had this revolutionary technology sooner! Carry it in your car or your golf cart. Try Kool Towel and feel it for yourself.

Would you like a free Kool Towel? Receive one free Kool Towel when you buy five. A saving of $25.00! For more information and online orders, visit www.kooltowel.com.au.

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