Denise, I need to get one of those cooling vests. Sounds like a great plan.
There is something to consider with sports drinks. My daughter was drinking a ton of them because she has problems with her blood pressure dropping too low. It helped with that; however, she started having tooth problems. In the past month, I have received bills for an emergency root canal, a dental crown, and two cavities being fixed. The dentists said it was the sports drinks. I guess they are ok for occasional use; the daily use has cost me big money. (Enough to buy a nice horse.... ) Sports And Energy Drink Consumption Damages Tooth Enamel, Study Suggests