What Do Sports Do for Children?

April 30, 2021

Who is ready for a new sports season? We are! How about you?

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock is here to help keep your young athlete safe while on the field this sports season!

What Can Be Done to Prevent Sports Injury?

Sports hold so many benefits for kids. However, they do also come with a risk of injuries.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of injury, such as by staying hydrated, wearing the right protective gear for the sport and resting in between practices and games.

The Benefits of Sports for Kids

  • Better vision
  • Healthy weight
  • Improved motor skills development
  • Better social skills development
  • Self-confidence
  • Sportsmanship
  • Fun
  • Friendship

What Can You Do to Prevent Dehydration?

When your child is playing a sport, one of the biggest things you need to do is make sure he or she stays hydrated.

The best way to do this is to make sure he or she is sipping on water throughout the day, as well as eat fruits and vegetables with a high water content.

Symptoms of Dehydration

  • Dry, cracked lips
  • Dry mouth
  • Low urine output
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability

Are you worried your athlete is dehydrated? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock today! We are open seven days a week.

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