Heat Exhaustion

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Matthew P.'s Comment
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Well, that time of the year. I've been close already. 600 mile run today. No load or unloads. I am a happy man for that. Still wiped a bit though.

My strategy. Slow down. Take breaks in the AC in the truck. I mixed my own oral rehydration solution. Table salt, Gatorade, sodium citrate and potassium. Tastes like **** but it helps.

Would like to hear any more tips folks have. Also be careful if you are working out in the heat. Even the younger guys are getting beaten up right now.

Travis's Comment
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I live where it gets 115+ and regularly walk, jog and hike with a pack in it.

I tend to mix 1/4 tsp of NoSalt in 50mL of water, slam it like a shot then take 1/2 tsp regular salt and wash that all down with 500mL minimum of water once after an hour in the heat and once after another 3-4. I also take magnesium glycinate capsules. Each one is like 87mg of magnesium and I'll take 4 a day regularly and one more each time I wash down the above mentioned mix.

I also hydrate with plain water as needed on top of the above.

The NoSalt may be an issue if you have kidney problems or are on certain medications and is not advice, merely what I do.

Well, that time of the year. I've been close already. 600 mile run today. No load or unloads. I am a happy man for that. Still wiped a bit though.

My strategy. Slow down. Take breaks in the AC in the truck. I mixed my own oral rehydration solution. Table salt, Gatorade, sodium citrate and potassium. Tastes like **** but it helps.

Would like to hear any more tips folks have. Also be careful if you are working out in the heat. Even the younger guys are getting beaten up right now.

G-Town's Comment
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I’d be careful adding salt to Gatorade… already has a good bit of sodium already.

Water is my preferred method of hydration. I don’t wait to drink until I’m thirsty… proactive!

Well, that time of the year. I've been close already. 600 mile run today. No load or unloads. I am a happy man for that. Still wiped a bit though.

My strategy. Slow down. Take breaks in the AC in the truck. I mixed my own oral rehydration solution. Table salt, Gatorade, sodium citrate and potassium. Tastes like **** but it helps.

Would like to hear any more tips folks have. Also be careful if you are working out in the heat. Even the younger guys are getting beaten up right now.

Chief Brody's Comment
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G-Town's Comment
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It’s an acquired taste… one of my favorites.

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PackRat's Comment
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I would highly suggest reading the labels and ingredients of anything ingested. A lot of the chemicals will also be found in poisons.

BK's Comment
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Dill pickles. No mixing required. I keep one of the economy size gallon jars (Walmart), on the floor next to me. If I feel myself getting even the least bit fatigued, I munch on a pickle. I also drink the juice. This trick is one I learned from reading about professional and college sports training practices. I also keep ice cubes within reach and munch on those. Helps keep me alert and hydrated. Plenty of sleep is essential to maximize the benefit from any form of supplement. Dill pickles are also beneficial to digestion.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Pickles and pickle juice can elevate blood pressure.

Dill pickles. No mixing required. I keep one of the economy size gallon jars (Walmart), on the floor next to me. If I feel myself getting even the least bit fatigued, I munch on a pickle. I also drink the juice. This trick is one I learned from reading about professional and college sports training practices. I also keep ice cubes within reach and munch on those. Helps keep me alert and hydrated. Plenty of sleep is essential to maximize the benefit from any form of supplement. Dill pickles are also beneficial to digestion.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Pickles and the juice aren't too bad, just watch how much the intake is due to the sodium. A quarter slice (a dill wedge) is around 11% of the recommended daily amount, but the FDA numbers and food charts have been wrong for decades. I'm still on Carnivore/Keto myself, but I DO cheat.

Travis's Comment
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My man. I'm not pure carnivore but I do eat large amounts of meat and usually try to have liver blended in any time I use ground beef.

My cholesterol and triglycerides actually improved going keto/IF/carnivore with a lot of fish oil despite going on TRT around the same time.

Now I tend to cycle carbs up when I wanna bulk and down to not quite keto levels when I wanna cut weight/fat.

How has keto and carnivore been treating you and how long you been using it?

Pickles and the juice aren't too bad, just watch how much the intake is due to the sodium. A quarter slice (a dill wedge) is around 11% of the recommended daily amount, but the FDA numbers and food charts have been wrong for decades. I'm still on Carnivore/Keto myself, but I DO cheat.

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