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AZRIDERS Posts: 215
7/24/14 1:21 P

I understand hot! Whew, it was 114 here yesterday.

I find that if I sit down, take some deep breaths and drink some water, it helps a lot.

BHENDRICK2 Posts: 1,189
7/24/14 1:17 P

i agree those are great ways to keep cool

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7/24/14 12:14 P

TIMRAT,

Definitely keep some water with you while you are outside mowing. Don't wait to come in to drink. Keep water with you to stay properly hydrated.

Also, have you been wearing a hat ? If you wear a hat, that will help keep you cool too because it will help keep the sun rays off. When you're not wearing a hat, it does seem an awful lot hotter.

So, wear a hat and some sunscreen wouldn't hurt too. protect your skin so that you don't get burned. a sunburn doesn't help.



SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,055
7/24/14 9:45 A

Take a bowl and fill it with ice...put a fan in front the ice bowl and direct towards your body or in front of an A/c vent as already posted.

Sip ice water while mowing. Sickness, diarrhea and vomiting can all contribute to dehydration. Excessive intake of caffeinated drinks, such as coffee or soda, won’t work to keep a body hydrated. Conversely, they may actually cause the body to lose more fluids, as they are diuretics...drink water....Grab an orange, bite into a juicy apple or munch on a cucumber, carrots, celery to stay hydrated

Wear a hat to shield your head from the sun.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 18,912
7/23/14 9:04 P

Cool shower, cool drinks and resting in front of an AC vent!

TIMRAT Posts: 12
7/23/14 6:20 P

I've been out mowing todat\y..yes its 97+ degrees here but have to have all the mowing done by friday..was only out for maybe an hour...what is the safest way to cool down? I feel like I'm going to throw up if I don't lose some of this heat off my body :-(

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