There is a big difference between a run at 7:30am and 7:30pm. Not everyone has the flexibility to workout in the mornings but if you can, do it. I ran three miles yesterday at 7:30am and not only was it cooler, my performance was better, and I did not feel drained as compared to the run I did on Monday at 4pm in the heat of the day. The same goes with land management. Next Friday we are going to hang stands and plan to be in the woods no later than 8:30am to avoid the heat.
Acclimate to the conditions
Allow your body to adapt gradually to the heat over the course of 10-14 days. Initially, cut back the intensity and duration of your activity, and then slowly build it back up over time.
Most heat illness occurs in the first 2-3 days of activity.
Once acclimated, increase your water intake because you will sweat more. Make sure you always have water with you.
Thirst is not an indicator of dehydration. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
More than water
For activities lasting longer than an hour, consider consuming a sports drink that will replace the sodium and electrolytes you lose when you sweat. Water is sufficient for activities less than an hour. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. These substances increase water loss. Our product of choice is Wilderness Athlete Hydrate & Recover. Dylon Koch of Wilderness Athlete lists out the reason Hydrate & Recover is superior to any other sports drink on the market! Koch states: Hydrate and Recover is a product we refer to as a Force Multiplier. In military science, a force multiplier refers to a factor that gives personnel or weapons the ability to accomplish greater feats than without it.
A few weeks ago, Coach Nick and I were working on my farm and the heat got to both of us. Hydrate & Recover helped us bounce back immediately and allowed us to finish our work.
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Hot or not, work must be done if you are going to be prepared for your Fall hunts.
Use the tips above to stay safe and thrive this summer!
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