Heat Exhaustion, Play Smart

The past few weeks in NJ have provided us with some staggering heat. Temperature's in the 90's have been pretty consistent, as has relatively high humidity, a potentially deadly combination. Although it appears we'll get a break next week, there is still plenty of summer ahead. As you and your child venture out to final summer tournaments and get ready to start your travel teams camps, be aware of the environment they are playing in.

Playing in high temperature without proper hydration and supervision can prove to be anywhere from bothersome to dangerous. Make sure your child has plenty of water or sports drinks available to them both before and during games and practices.

Have a safe warm up to your upcoming season by practicing sensible precautions. Your child will play better and be safer.

There are many sites and resources available on how to recognize heat exhaustion. Make sure your aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and fatigue. Here are a few sites to visit.

NOTE: We do not offer medical advice and are not responsible for the information found on these sites. Read and use this information at your own risk.

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