Sports Dehydration Safety Tips
Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe from dehydration
To keep kids in top shape for sports, it’s important for them to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
To keep kids in top shape for sports, it’s important for them to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Dehydration occurs when a body loses more water than it takes in (such as through sweating). When kids don’t drink enough water while playing sports, they could be at risk for dehydration, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke.
While at play, children generate more heat than adults, but also sweat less, which makes them more susceptible to dehydration. It is estimated that more than 9,000 high school athletes are treated for heat illness each year in the United States.
Keep your kids safe from dehydration when playing sports.
- Bring a Water Bottle and Take Regular Breaks
- Drink Enough Water
- Know the Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration
- Respond Appropriately to Signs of Heat Illness