Hydrating Your Child or Teenage Athlete


Hydrating for young adults should not be overlooked because it is extremely important. To help your child to be prepared for the heat and humidity of the day is to properly hydrate them and giving them the time to adjust adequately to the temperature they will be exposed to. Some of the benefits of adequate water for the child are that it regulates their internal temperature as well as protect their spinal cord, lubricates the joints and helps keep the joints in a regular shape. You can also add some frozen fruit to the child’s water bottle in order to make sure she or he consumes more water. But hygiene and making sure the water bottle is kept clean is very important. Here are some guidelines for hydration. Before the event, make sure that your child has packed some water bottles. And add an extra in case one of the water bottles gets lost in transit. You child needs to start exercising in a state of adequate hydration. About 2 to 3 hours before the event, make sure that your child is hydrated and has drank enough water. 15 minutes, add extra water to your child. These along with other tips are meant to keep the child hydrated during and after the event.

Hydrating Your Child or Teenage Athlete
Hydrating Your Child or Teenage Athlete

Key Takeaways:

  • Young athletes need regular hydration to regulate their core body temperature.
  • Hydration also protects young spinal cords and lubes joints and promotes regularity.
  • Athletes should know that ideal water consumption equals drinking about 3-8 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes.

“Adding frozen fruit to your child’s water bottle may help increase consumption, just be sure it stays chilled and gets a good washing when it’s done.”

Read more: https://www.superkidsnutrition.com/hydrating-child-teenage-athlete/

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