I got way too hot today

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by zackvbra, May 22, 2013.

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  1. Caddyshack Lawn Care

    Caddyshack Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    It was only in the upper 70s yesterday and the humidity really had me wiped out. The first time it's happened this year even though we've had some really hot and really humid days before. When it gets this humid I'll drink anything and everything I can get my hands on.
  2. bmxerss

    bmxerss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    No, I have no interest in sports such as American football, baseball, or soccer. As fun as it sounds to be immature, i'm not going to argue with you over a sports drink.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Sometimes it's Gatorade and sometimes it's water...

  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    The point of drinking is become super hydrated. Means that when you piss it is clear.

    Think of going on a trip better to have the tank full before you start.

    When strenuous activity the body will lose a lot of water through respiratory and sweating.

    By being fully hydrated it becomes easier to stay hydrated as long as you drink to take in to replace what you lose.

    Not being fully hydrated when you start strenuous activity you have minimal cushion before you become dehydrated.

  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a easy test to see if your hydrating enough. Urine should be light colored and free flowing at end of day. Start off right with two large glasses of fluid in the morning.
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  6. farmmower

    farmmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Patriot gives an excellent guideline anyone can monitor. If you use a measured drinking bottle of any kind you can track how many ounces a day you usually need given the same amount of work and adjust from there. Maybe start with 8 oz. per hour and see how that works - don't forget to mix some occasional electrolyte like G2 into the program. Bananas, melons, etc. can be a part of that as well.
  7. Four_Seasons

    Four_Seasons LawnSite Member
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    Also, go ahead and do yourself a favor if you haven't already. Go to the local sporting goods store and get some compression shirts/shorts. Believe me, practically no more sweaty, smelly, soaked clothes out in the field anymore. Also helps to keep you cool as well!
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Comment please

  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let me get this straight. The sugar in soda causes one to become dehydrated because of the sugar\water ratio.

    But coffee and tea dehydrate as well? Is that because of all the sugar in coffee and tea? What if I drink it black?

    And then there's this little gem from Mayo Clinic. Maybe 32vld used to work there and was fired because he found out they were hiding the truth about soda and coffee.


    PS 32vld has been on a roll of misinformation lately. Suggesting that stripes in lawns are ugly and should not be left; not reading factual information posted from a state's website about DOT numbers; and now this.
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