It that time of year again; School is getting out, Memorial Day weekend is here, and summer sports are starting in full swing. Age-group track meets in 100 degree heat for 10 hours, football summer workouts on fields so hot the rubber on the cleats is starting to melt and soccer games in humidity that can actually kill you! Whether you live in Texas or Rhode Island; the summer heat kills child athletes every year! If you read this blog regularly, you know that track season is here again and my girls are already sweating at practice before school even ends! As a runner and a mother I am concerned about the safety of this Texas summer tradition of having track meets on a track that you can fry an egg on...
Heat-related illness claim young lives every year. Don’t let your athlete be the sun’s next victim! Follow these tips and discuss heat illness with your child athlete before it’s too late! And remember....following these tips can save you from an untimely trip to the hospital yourself! Let this year's Chicago marathon be a lesson to all of us! Heat Kills!!
Run Happy and Well Hydrated!
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