Sunday, July 17, 2016

It’s HOT Out There! Important Reminder For Athletes Of All Ages

photo of child soccer player with words: remind children to drink water before, during and after athletic activities or play
Another hot one with more on the way. Many athletes young, and young at heart, still want to work out or participate in a variety of outdoor activities and sports. Please make sure you do so wisely and be informed.

Below are some important tips from our friends from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take into consideration before you train, workout, or compete.
  • Pace activity. Start activities slowly and pick up the pace gradually.
  • Schedule workouts or practices earlier or later in the day to avoid midday heat.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while exercising. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat sickness. 
  • Drink plenty of water and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Avoid liquids containing large amounts of sugar.
  • Exercise with a partner or teammate.
  • STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak. 

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