Local expert talks sports injury prevention tips
A local expert says there are a number of heat-related illness prevention tips.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The ‘Youth Sports Injury Prevention Task Force’ for Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County is a community group that has come together to address the most common types of sports injuries.
Mark Stutz is co-chair of this task force, and says there are a number of heat-related illness prevention tips:
- Drink plenty of fluids 30 minutes before activity begins, and every 15-20 minutes during activity
- Know the signs and symptoms of dehydration such as muscle cramping, dizziness, nausea and rapid heartbeat
- Respond immediately and appropriately; move the the athlete to the shade and cool the body down
You can learn more about what Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County does, by clicking here.