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Avoid Dehydration Among Youth Athletes, Attorneys Montlick & Associates

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Avoiding Dehydration Among Young Athletes

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Each year, more than 9,000 high school athletes are treated for heat illness across the U.S. That's a national rate of one student per hour per day. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta's personal injury attorneys, Montlick & Associates', Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important tips on how young athletes can prevent dehydration and heat-related illnesses while playing outdoor sports, especially during the hottest months of the year. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about how to be safe while playing your favorite outdoor sport.


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Atlanta Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Reviews Important Safeguards To Protect Young Athletes from Dehydration While Playing Sports Outdoors

In order for young athletes to perform their best on the field, it's important for them to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, before during and after play. Dehydration is a recurring issue in southern states like Atlanta and especially during the late summer and early fall months when the fall sports season begins. Recognizing the signs of dehydration and taking some simple precautions is the key to staying in the game. To help ensure all young athletes have a successful sports season, the Atlanta Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have created the helpful video posted at the top of this page; with important tips on how to prevent dehydration and to recognized the warning signs and symptoms, including:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Cramping
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Feelings of excessive thirst or dry mouth
  • Profuse sweating - more than normal

According to Jacquie Palisi, Family Safety Advocate from Montlick & Associates, "It's important to realize that playing outdoor sports in hot, humid conditions can be very dangerous, even deadly, for children who fail to hydrate properly." The Atlanta Accident Attorneys from Montlick & Associates advise athletes to take these simple precautions:

  • Bring a full water thermos to practice and games
  • Take regular breaks
  • Know the signs of dehydration
  • Stay well hydrated with fluids before, during and after play

When it comes to choosing which fluid to drink, experts say that water is optimal over sugary sodas and caffeinated drinks. Drinking the right amount of fluid is also important. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • 5 oz. for an 88-pound child every 20 minutes
  • 9 oz. for a 123-pound adolescent every 20 minutes

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Prevent Dehydration

In this week's segment on ABC News, the Atlanta Accident Attorneys from Montlick & Associates share important safety tips to help educate young athlete and parents on the dangers of dehydration during outdoor play.

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