Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids
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- Change your activity level according to the heat.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Dress appropriately for the environment.
- Drink large amounts of fluids before, during, and after activity.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends water as the best fluid for children to drink to stay properly hydrated. Sports drinks often contain unhealthy amounts of sugar and caffeine and can do more harm than good.