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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Outdoor Sports Safety

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***According to Safe Kids USA, each year, 2.6 million children ages 19 and under receive medical treatment for sports and recreation injuries.***

Please keep these safety tips in mind to keep children safe when playing a sport or participating in any type of physical activity OUTDOORS:

  • Make sure children always wear appropriate protective gear for the activity.
  • Make sure responsible adults know and enforce the safety rules of the sport, are present to provide supervision, and are trained in first aid and CPR.
  • Have children wear SPF 15 or higher sunscreen.
  • Make sure children STAY HYDRATED - Children can easily become dehydrated while playing a sport or participating in any type of physical activity. Dehydration can make a child more susceptible to a heat-related illness, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.
  • Please be aware of the signs of dehydration:
    • Thirst
    • Dry or sticky mouth
    • Headache
    • Muscle cramping
    • Irritability
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Weakness
    • Dizziness
    • Decreased performance


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