Mowing in the heat? Take breaks or call a professional lawn care company.

Take breaks when mowing in the heat.

As we move into the hottest weeks of the year, I just want to take a minute to reiterate a post made last summer on the importance of drinking plenty of fluids (mainly water).

Proper Hydration for Lawn Care Workers

Proper hydration is paramount during the hot summer months. The body works very hard to keep itself cool. The Centers for Disease Control recommends workers consume 1 pint of water every 15 to 20 minutes during the hottest part of the day. The CDC also recommends that proper water intake should be maintained during non-working hours. Maintaining your water intake helps assure proper body hydration the following work day. A lawn care worker that allows himself to become dehydrated will find it difficult to properly rehydrate himself once the physical activity of a workday begins.

If you own a lawn care business, your health is your livelihood. Please monitor your water intake closely for the next couple months.

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