FALL SPORTS & HYDRATION FOR YOUNG ATHLETES Warm humid weather and intense high school sportspractices leadtoa lotofsweatingandrisk ofheatexhaustionormoreseriousheatstroke. While hydration may not be at the top of the list for a successful athletic performance, it should be.AccordingtotheNationalFederationofState HighSchoolAssociations,appropriatehydration before, during, and after physical activity is an important ingredienttoahealthyandsuccessful sports team. It’s of key importance to hydrate well, both for safety and performance. Here are some tips to educate athletes and the coaching staff, as well as parents to safeguard against heat illnesses: •Athletescannotsimplyrelyonthirsttomaintain hydration. Instead, a schedule for hydration before,during,andafterpracticeorgamesmay be more helpful. • Weighing the athlete before and after the practices, since proper hydration will show no- or minimal- weight change from practice. • An example hydration schedule for a high school athlete could be: drinking 16 ounces of fluid twohoursbeforephysicalactivity,drinking another8-16ounces15minutesbeforephysical
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activity,andduringphysicalactivity,drinking4-8 ouncesevery20minutes.Afterphysicalactivity, drinking 16-24 ounces of fluid for every pound lost during physical activity. • Athletes will continue to lose fluid after practiceas theycontinue tocool theircorebody temperature and urinate. Using urine color as a measure for hydration status can be really helpful. Bold yellow urine to dark yellow or apple juice colored urine signifies dehydration. Athletes should aim to start every practice fully hydrated. http://caloriecontrol.org/fall-sports-and-hydration-for-young- athletes/
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