Sun Sports Safety

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Student athletes are spending their days practicing in the hot sun, but can do so safely.

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics indicate healthy young people can play out in the heat and humidity, as long as they get plenty of water and breaks.

Experts say heat illness education is key for parents, coaches and even players. The new guidelines say teams should have emergency plans with treatment available -- just in case.

They also suggest gradually increasing practice times and intensity over a period of weeks, to get youngsters' bodies used to playing in the heat.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 127332303 -
Gray Television, Inc.