Keep Your Kids Hydrated This Summer

Athletics stay hydrated for sports

Are your kids staying healthy and hydrated this summer while competing in their athletics? This summer is a scorcher and the sun can be brutal. Here is some information on dehydration for you to use to ensure their safety on and off the field!

Proper Hydration for Sports is Essential

Sometimes children are so focused on winning or placing first in a race that they forget or even ignore the fact that they are thirsty. Because of this, it is the parent’s responsibility to pay attention to their child’s hydration. Here are some signs to tell if your child is starting to become or is already dehydrated:

  • Emerging Headache
  • Poor concentration
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

High school teams are starting soon. Football, volleyball, golf, swimming, and tennis, just to name a few. It can be hard staying hydrated with two or more practices daily. To fight against dehydration in such busy times, make sure your child takes frequent water breaks. The water will keep their bodies cool and will protect them from heatstroke and other conditions. It will also give them more energy and they will be in better shape when it comes time to get their sports physical! Here are some more summer sun safety tips for your kids.

Sports Physicals at Westland Clinic

Has your student-athlete gotten a sports physical yet? If not, make an appointment at our local medical clinic serving Wayne County including; Canton, Livonia, Garden City and others. The Westland Clinic is a great place to get a quick and complete sports physical this summer. We are familiar with local schools and have been doing sports physicals in Michigan for over 40 years.

If you would like more information on our sports physical prices, more tips on staying hydrated, or other more generalized information, contact us  or call 734-728-2130. Also, feel free to visit us Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 6149 N. Wayne Rd. in Westland. We take both walk-ins and appointments, whichever option is best for you. We look forward to meeting you and your child(ren)!