Heat and young athletes

It’s important for young athletes to keep cool and hydrated while being active in the heat. Valley News/Pixabay photo (pexels.com)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Is your teen hoping to make the cut at this year’s team tryouts? Make sure they can take the heat – literally. As summer gets hotter and children return to school, they will start participating in sports tryouts and practices, and some will experience heat-related problems.Dr. Dennis Khalili-Borna, physician-in-charge of family medicine and regional physician lead of sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County, shared some tips on extreme heat and young athletes.“When participating in the heat, it is important to remember two important things: keep cool and stay hydrated,” Khalili-Borna said. “These are two separate concepts, and one does not replace the other.”If you plan to exercise while it’s hot outside:Keeping cool
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