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Temps in Missouri to reach 100 + degrees this week. Heat index up to 112. Ive been told sports drinks are better than water. Is there any truth to this?
 

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Depends what you are doing. If you are exerting yourself or active go with the saltwater. If you're somewhat sedentary stick with water.
 

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trying to stay cool....

I got two of these and they're working great (yea they run 24/7 too):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/General-Electric-5-000-BTU-Mechanical-Air-Conditioner/15860639
I see that they're out of stock right now, but keep checking back, for .97 shipping, it's a deal!

We have 100 + all week. I'm mowing grass some early in the a.m., then staying indoors for the rest of the day if possible.
Hey, found a great recipe for 'apple' ice tea. Just add a frozen can of apple juice to your regular ice tea pitcher instead of sugar! mmmmmmmmmm
 

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Bill Clinton says to paint all roofs white and it will save 20+% on cooling. Actually sounds like common sense considering how inefficient homes have been built. I live in cali and it always gets 100+ in the summer. I don't own where I live so I can't do it but I would.
Another great drink is to take a watermelon and slip it through the blender (sans seeds) and let it chill in the freezer for a few. Tasty as hell.
 

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Temps in Missouri to reach 100 + degrees this week. Heat index up to 112. Ive been told sports drinks are better than water. Is there any truth to this?
Yes, because it replaces the salt that you are losing. Where salt goes water follows: if you lose too much salt from your body you WILL dehydrate not matter how much clear water you drink. BTDT.

Personally, I drink ice tea and eat salty food like jerky. Just as long as I get my salt!
 

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I also drink something like gatorade at about 4:1 w/water ratio. Or mix it myself.
Stay hydrated in hot summer weather.
 

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My kid's at Ohio State in Columbus. He's been dying lately with the heat there. Funny thing is, he chose to go to school there because he always hated the heat in Los Angeles. :rofl: Oops!

Mike
 

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Bill Clinton says to paint all roofs white and it will save 20+% on cooling. Actually sounds like common sense considering how inefficient homes have been built. I live in cali and it always gets 100+ in the summer. I don't own where I live so I can't do it but I would.
Another great drink is to take a watermelon and slip it through the blender (sans seeds) and let it chill in the freezer for a few. Tasty as hell.
I use to live in Florida and ALL the houses are painted light colors. Anything from white to yellow to pink, etc. It does help.
 

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Not to make you rotsserie candidates feel bad but CA, Wa, and OR are having below normal temps! Ahhhhh, only 65 where I'm at right now!
 
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