5 Tips for Young Athletes to Beat the Heat

The rising temperature increases the risk of heat illness in young athletes during the practices and games.

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Heatstroke can be really bothersome for the young athletes, Most of the cases occur in Outdoor Sports, but heat injury can affect any athlete in any sport at any time of the year.

So, here are 5 tips to help your young athlete to stay fit and stay healthy this summer.

  • Stay properly Hydrated
  • Hydration plays a vital role in an athletes routine, an athlete should drink at least 1 to 1.5 liters of water before exertion, it works as a working fuel for your body and increases effectiveness of the training as well. If the session is more than 1 hour add electrolytes in form of sports drink or coconut water.

  • Good Diet
  • A good diet will ensure the speedy muscle recovery from the strenuous training, lower the risk of injuries and increase concentration.

  • Be flexible to the weather
  • Being flexible to the weather means keeping an eye on the weather and limit activity when it’s very hot. Wear lightweight synthetic clothes when possible.

  • Be aware and prepared
  • Sports provide immense benefits to our kids, with proper prevention and preparation we can keep them healthy, safe, active and injury free.

  • Ensure Acclimation
  • This is a process that introduces an athlete to clothing, climate and the intensity/length of training over the course of 10-14 days. This allows the athlete to get accustomed to the climate and conditions and helps them to tolerate the heat.

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