12 Nov Fueling Your Sport Event

The human body contains 60% water and a fluid loss of as little as 2 – 3% of a person’s body weight can impair athletic performance. In a 50-pound child, that’s only a loss of one pound due to exercise. Fluid losses of 7 – 10% can lead to heat stroke and even death. That is why dehydration and fluid replacement is of special concern for children involved in athletic activities.

But keeping hydrated is not the only way to maximize a young athlete’s performance. Staying active and playing sports increases the need for food fuel as well. Whether playing on a team or practicing sports skills at home, players can be their athletic best by scoring on the nutrition front.

For more information on nutrition and hydration for competition season,click here.

Sports Medicine’s Community Partner Priority Scheduling and Injury Hotline

As a valued community partner, Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine has a Priority Scheduling and Injury Hotline, which gives you immediate access to an athletic trainer. The Hotline is staffed 7 days a week by a certified athletic trainer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The athletic trainer is available to:

  • Discuss and provide injury advice
  • Schedule priority appointments when needed
  • Alleviate unneeded trips to the Emergency Room
  • Offer quick appointment times to meet your needs
  • Provides peace of mind when dealing with your athlete’s injuries

To speak with an athletic trainer, call: (614) 403-6396.