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Old 07-12-2013, 05:39 PM
TwoGuyswithMowers TwoGuyswithMowers is online now
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Heat exhaustion

I'm new to the business and decided that I was going to wear jeans today to look more professional. After walking behind a mower for a few hours and not drinking enough water before I started working in the 104 degree heat index I started feeling symptoms of what I can only guess was heat exhaustion. I felt like I was going to throw up and got a little dizzy. My mouth was dry and I felt weak. I had to stop and go sit in my truck for a few minutes and didn't have any water with me.

I suppose I better start hydrating more. I only had coffee and no food before I started because I was in a hurry.

Maybe working mostly in an office the past few years has just made me soft, lol.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:50 PM
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Heat exhaustion

That's not good, heat exhaustion and dehydration is nothing to mess around with. You always need a couple gallons of water with you for sure!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:55 PM
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I'm new to the business and decided that I was going to wear jeans today to look more professional. After walking behind a mower for a few hours and not drinking enough water before I started working in the 104 degree heat index I started feeling symptoms of what I can only guess was heat exhaustion. I felt like I was going to throw up and got a little dizzy. My mouth was dry and I felt weak. I had to stop and go sit in my truck for a few minutes and didn't have any water with me.

I suppose I better start hydrating more. I only had coffee and no food before I started because I was in a hurry.

Maybe working mostly in an office the past few years has just made me soft, lol.
Not to mention that coffee alone dehydrates you! I usually drink a couple of cups of water before drinking coffee.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:22 PM
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Your Body's Many Cries For Water, F. Batmanghelidj

Read it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:44 PM
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I have an app on my phone to remind me to drink.


No, wait. That's just my wife texting me to remind me to drink enough.

All. Day. Long.


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Old 07-13-2013, 01:14 AM
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Well I definitely learned my lesson today. We have 11 yards to cut tomorrow with our walk behinds and will be loaded down with water and powerade.

And I am a reader so I will definitely check that out. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:54 AM
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Yep...here in west texas its not uncommon for the triple digit temps to show up. I have to mow during the day because my full time job is on the nightshift, so im out there during the heat of the day. I always wear jeans and a white or grey tshirt, and bring plenty of water. hard to explain, but you have to pace yourself and drink on a regular basis without drinking too much at one time. I switch between lots of water, and I also like bringing a gallon of iced tea with me...but you have to drink the iced tea sparingly.

I always wear a hat too.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:08 AM
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Yep...here in west texas its not uncommon for the triple digit temps to show up. I have to mow during the day because my full time job is on the nightshift, so im out there during the heat of the day. I always wear jeans and a white or grey tshirt, and bring plenty of water. hard to explain, but you have to pace yourself and drink on a regular basis without drinking too much at one time. I switch between lots of water, and I also like bringing a gallon of iced tea with me...but you have to drink the iced tea sparingly.

I always wear a hat too.

good luck.
I used to drink ice tea but found out that Ice tea is a major cause of Kidney stones. Also contains caffeine. I just bring ice water.
Always take time to eat breakfast and then I bring a insulated 2 gallon jug of ice water(to the OP) and pack a light lunch
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:31 AM
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Problem is not the jeans. I like my legs protected and clean.

Problem is you are never late. So eat breakfast. Never heard of a landscaper losing a customer because he started his day a half hour late.

I bring three glass quart milk bottles in a cooler. I drink on the way to my first stop. During. Then on the drive to my next stop to stay hydrated.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:09 AM
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If you go all day without peeing you didn't drink enough water. Some real hot days in might take over 2 gallon to keep you going. This year in Bamaland hasn't been too bad yet, but temps in the mid 90s are expected next week
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