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#3372687 - 05/15/14 04:48 PM Hot weather tires me out...
daves66nova Offline


Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 3251
Loc: los angeles
Whenever hot weather hits,I start feeling slower,sleepy,no energy. I'll feel better when I'm in a/c for a while.I know it's "the heat",but what exactly happens and what can i do to lessen these symptoms? I see other people around me work like nothing. I work outdoors.I do drink a lot of water to see if it helps,but not really.Thanks.
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#3372694 - 05/15/14 04:57 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 3684
Loc: S California
Better diet?
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#3372732 - 05/15/14 05:56 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 5279
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Diet makes a difference, a few bananas might help. It takes time to acclimate to heat. If you are overweight it will slow you down bigtime.
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#3372738 - 05/15/14 06:16 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3263
Loc: Ohio
Eat some sardines. Probably two cans a day. Pure protein, no carbs and not expensive. Look at food as fuel.

How much do you weigh and height? Also do 25 pushups, situps and squats plus at least a 30 minute walk per day.

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#3372740 - 05/15/14 06:18 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
Skid Offline


Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 275
Loc: USA - Southern California
Sounds like a heart problem.

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#3372751 - 05/15/14 06:30 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: satinsilver]
JDW Offline


Registered: 01/08/14
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Originally Posted By: satinsilver
Eat some sardines. Probably two cans a day. Pure protein, no carbs and not expensive. Look at food as fuel.

How much do you weigh and height? Also do 25 pushups, situps and squats plus at least a 30 minute walk per day.


Sardines...... How I have not heard of peps eating them since my grandpa did back in the 70's. Loved them myself....... Thank you for the reminder there silver wink
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#3372769 - 05/15/14 07:24 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: Skid]
daves66nova Offline


Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 3251
Loc: los angeles
Originally Posted By: Skid
Sounds like a heart problem.
Serious??? I don't excersize and when i do physical work,i getwinded.I'm 5'6" and 180.I do have a small belly but no handles at all.
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#3372790 - 05/15/14 07:56 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 12844
Loc: apple valley, ca
how much water do you drink? caffene? im 5ft8in and 200 lbs i drink atleast a gallon of kangen water every day. i worked all day in the heat,put my shorts on about 2pm. now im hoping on my quad for a little putt.
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#3372804 - 05/15/14 08:25 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 9166
Loc: Onondaga County
I'm always lethargic when its humid out. Lungs don't appear to work 100% for me on the hot days.

Eat healthy, drink recommended amount of water.
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#3372805 - 05/15/14 08:26 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 959
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: daves66nova
Originally Posted By: Skid
Sounds like a heart problem.
Serious??? I don't excersize and when i do physical work,i getwinded.I'm 5'6" and 180.I do have a small belly but no handles at all.


Seriously? You're basically out of shape. Lose some weight and go to the gym, once you're in better shape, everyday things seem easier. I use to run a 10k race that I thought was pretty hard, but then I ended up training for a marathon and then did the race a couple weeks after the marathon and I thought it was easy, didn't know why I thought it was hard before.

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#3372806 - 05/15/14 08:30 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 4333
Loc: Marshfield , MA
When I working outside, I drank plenty of water. Break a sweat get soaking wet, you will feel better than dreading to sweat. It is a metabolic boost. Heh heh, that was before breast cancer. Now I sweat to the point of frenzy and I'm useless until I cool down. It is a side effect of the meds I have to take.I cover up and soak my hat, bandanna and shirt. I work a liitle. then go take a rest about every hour. I used to work 9 hrs a day in the summer. grin2


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#3372815 - 05/15/14 08:44 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 872
Loc: Florida /Texas
have you had a blood test to see what you low on, you could be slightly anemic.

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#3372819 - 05/15/14 08:49 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 6447
Loc: CT
The only time the heat ever really got to me was when I was in the tropics last year in late May before the rainy season really starts.


OMFG it was like being inside a sauna. All the locals were wondering why us northerners were just shot.

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#3372827 - 05/15/14 08:57 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: daves66nova]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 1732
Loc: California
I'm a fat guy, and I prefer the heat to the cold. We were working today in 95-100 deg heat, although the humidity is low. Lots of good advice above, but I see plenty of fat guys (including framers, who do some pretty heavy work sometimes) that do fine in the heat.
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#3372837 - 05/15/14 09:03 PM Re: Hot weather tires me out... [Re: Stelth]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3263
Loc: Ohio
What is your height and weight? I used to be pushing 260 lbs at 5'10. Now I'm 194 lbs and feel like a different person. Which is motivation to not only keep it off but keep losing lbs. I still indulge but cut back on other things or cut them out entirely.

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