Social media phenomenon Fiji Water Girl has used her sky-rocketing fame to share an important message about staying hydrated in Western Sydney’s hot summer weather.
Canadian model and actress Kelleth Cuthburt has become an overnight viral sensation after featuring in the background of several celebrity photos at this week’s Golden Globes awards.
She was hired to be one of the four women representing a water brand.
Kelleth is now popping up in photoshopped images everywhere, with an appearance at Westmead Hospital today.
“Hey Western Sydney, be sure to keep hydrated on this sizzling hot day,” Kelleth said.
“The experts at Westmead Hospital recommend drinking water even if you don’t feel thirsty, especially during hot weather – so start stocking that fridge.
“And if I photobomb anyone at Westmead today, don’t be alarmed, just help yourself to a refreshing bottle of water on me.”
During hot weather, it’s important to stay in regular contact with elderly neighbours, friends and relatives and to look out for other vulnerable members of their community.
Some groups of people are mostly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, including older people, infants and children, people with a chronic medical condition and those who live alone.
To avoid heat-related illnesses people should take these precautions:
- Remember to carry water with you when out and about.
- Avoid alcoholic, hot or sugary drinks.
- Plan your day around the heat, particularly in the middle of the day, and minimise physical activity.
- Keep the sun out by shading windows with curtains, blinds or closing shutters.
- Keep windows closed during the day until it cools down and shut again in the early morning.
- Try to spend time in an air-conditioned place like a shopping centre, library or cinema.
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
- When outdoors, stay protected from the sun by wearing a hat and sunscreen.
- Check on elderly neighbours and relatives.
More information can be found at the NSW Health website www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/beattheheat