Heat and Hydration!

Thursday, August 3, 2006 3:19 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ hehe, *bottled water* is DEFINED in the gator-English dictionary as "the successful marketeering of one of the most abundant substances on the planet".
Thursday, August 3, 2006 4:33 PM
Gator, you just reminded me of a little story, kind of funny. I was working as a cook at a mexican restaurant. I was talking with a waitress about bottled water. (I'm not referring to spring water, just the stuff that comes in the milk jug style container) Anyway, I have always heard that basically that same kind of "bottled" water was in essence, tap water. I then offered to sell her a bottle of air. :) You guys know what Evian spells backwards? Naive! ;)
Thursday, August 3, 2006 4:36 PM
I'm surprised they don't sell bottled air. Actually, don't "oxygen bars" or something exist where people go to breathe pure oxygen?

Most bottled water is tap water, supposedly filtered. It's an extremely ineffecient waste of resources. Funny how the economy makes something so ridiculous work so well.

Thursday, August 3, 2006 5:05 PM
millrace, I thought it was interesting when I spotted an oxygen bar in the terminal at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas...directly across the hallway from the smoking lounge. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, August 3, 2006 6:18 PM
So I'm not crazy! They DO exist! It figures it would be in Vegas, that city is almost a cartoon.

The smoking lounge across the hall makes it sound like a Simpsons episode. :)

Thursday, August 3, 2006 10:41 PM
rollergator's avatar If you WANT to go to an oxygen bar while in Vegas, there's also one in the Strat...or at least there was as of my last visit, Solace '05.
Friday, August 4, 2006 12:59 AM
How hot is it on thee East coast in the summer? What is it, 100F to 105F. That is nothing to what we have to endore. It was 114F or 116F today. Everbody in Arizona carys water with them where ever they go, even in the winter.
Friday, August 4, 2006 10:09 AM
Actually, yesterday's high was only around 103 in Phoenix... I thought it was quite comfortable, and I was outdoors for much of the day! We've had it better than the East for the past week or so, it seems.

Anyway, one thing I've noticed is that incidents of heat exhaustion (or worse) seem to be more prevalent early in the summer, at least around here. People get out of the habit of drinking as much water as they should, then when hot weather finally takes hold, they get taken by surprise when they spend any amount of time outside. Once we get a nice long run of 100-degree-plus temperatures, most people are back on track with proper hydration.

There's a lot of good advice in the previous posts, and I'll just add: Strive to pee clear!

Friday, August 4, 2006 7:40 PM

rollergator said:
^ Theoretically, the salt in Gatorade keeps you a little thirsty, so you'd drink more, and stay better hydrated than water, which DOES "quench the thirst"...

So the theory goes... ;)

It's the sugar that makes you more thirsty, much like when you drink a soda. :)

It's the salt that makes you drink it, much like when you eats salty foods and crave something to drink. Got milk? :)

Friday, August 4, 2006 9:27 PM
^ Drum Roll Please!

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Friday, August 4, 2006 10:55 PM

Actually, yesterday's high was only around 103 in Phoenix... I thought it was quite comfortable, and I was outdoors for much of the day! We've had it better than the East for the past week or so, it seems.

Where in Phoenix did you get that temp.? If it was in the news it was from Sky Harbor. I got my temp. from my backyard thermometer in Awatukee. Also my thermometer is on a metal fence, so that might have made that hotter.

Saturday, August 5, 2006 9:02 PM
That was the high temp at Sky Harbor on that day. I got it from a website that keeps a database of each day's weather info from various weather stations.

Anyway, 103, 115, whatever--hot is hot! Hydrate, people, hydrate!

Monday, August 7, 2006 1:43 PM
One of our local newscasts last week pointed out that the temperature was higher in several cities in PA than it was in Phoenix that day.

Didn't somebody mention in a TR earlier this year about GAdv that they have an oxygen bar there? Or was that oxygen masks next to the $15 parking signs?

Monday, August 7, 2006 7:49 PM
Yeah last week I was at Hersheypark and Dorney Park when there was the huge heat wave. Good thing there were no lines so we didn't have to bake in the heat, but it was still hot.
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