Dont drink too much water on a hot day

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Ferdelance, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Ferdelance

    Ferdelance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Last year in Washington DC, a police officer training for bicycle duty over hydrated and died. When it starts to get to hot, I usually wait till the evening to finish mowing.
  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I couldn't have overhydrated yesterday with a fire hose run up my butt!
  3. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: .......Now thats funny!

    It is 106.7 right now in Dallas ( in my back yard, in the shade).
  4. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I don't think you can over hydrate. You stomach only holds so much before you throw up. Drink lots of water before you mow and during is what they say.
  5. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    that's great :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :drinkup: . i agree with the not being able to overhydrate statement too.
  6. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    "waiting until the evening" is for girls, and senior citizens.
    ...and bicycle cops.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I just finished for the day here and my thermometer is showing 105. If I drink too much I feel crappy, I try to drink 6-8 oz before I start a yard, the same after I finish mowing and another 6-8 oz after trimming. It doesnt seem to make me feel sick like that

  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    I keep a bunch of little 8 oz drinks, non carbonated, on ice, and slam them all day.
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    How can you possibly "over hydrate"?
  10. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Yes you can possibly die from drinking too much water. It has happened before, you have to drink very large amounts in a short period of time.

    water intoxication (also known as hyperhydration or water poisoning) is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside of safe limits by a very rapid intake of water.

    If water enters the body more quickly than it can be removed, body fluids are diluted and a potentially dangerous shift in electrolyte balance occurs.

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