COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As you know, it's been hot outside for the past few weeks and now that it is officially summer, the high temperatures aren't going away anytime soon.
Pam Fair with Safe Kids Columbus stopped by the morning show on Wednesday to talk to us about the importance of summer hydration.
Here's what you need to know:
- Bring a Water Bottle and Take Regular Breaks
- Make sure athletes drink fluids (water is the best option) 30 minutes before the activity begins and every 15-20 minutes during activity. Drinking water after play is equally important.
- Establish mandatory water breaks throughout practices and games - don't wait for a child to tell you he or she is thirsty. Encourage children to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after play.
Find out more in the Safe Kids segment clip.