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How Heat Can Affect Young Athletes

Last updated 6 years ago

A personal trainer can be a crucial asset when training in the heat.  We all know the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in adults - now researchers are reminding us that hot weather safety is just as important in young athletes. Doctors warn that kids who play sports in fields need to keep safe - and the most important way is to hydrate. Drinking adequate amounts of fluid before, during and after practice or a game prevents heat related illnesses by keeping blood volumes high to support circulation.

There are many ways a fitness trainer can help you train for sports in the heat, without overexerting yourself.  A broad understanding of the biological response to exercise and dietary intake will allow a trainer to service their clients to reach their goals. If you have an interest in expanding your fitness skills, then visit the American Academy of Personal Training. Our talented staff of professionals can get you started on track at the personal training school of your dreams.


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