I have four children in sport activities right now and as hot as it has been, we have made sure our fridge is stocked up with hydration products. Some may question if our children, especially young children, should even be practicing in these types of conditions. I’m satisfied if the coaches, parents, and players use good judgement, don’t over work the children, and allow for plenty of hydration breaks, then our children will be safe.
This isn’t always the case, though. Every year, we hear about heart breaking losses from players dying of dehydration. Parents, players, and coaches MUST practice safety in this heat.
It’s nice to know a company like Gatorade and the National Football League are teaming up to help prevent these deaths and illnesses. Sometimes water isn’t enough, that’s why its important to get the proper amount of fluid, electrolytes, and carbohydrates back into a young person’s body, which is what Gatorade helps to do.
To help keep athletes safe and performing their best, Gatorade and the NFL has created “Beat The Heat,” which is an educational program focusing on the dangers of heat related illnesses and the importance of taking the proper steps to reduce chances of illness and injuries. You can download a FREE Heat Safety Kit. For every download, Gatorade will donate $1 up to $20,000 to Beat the Heat charities.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Gatorade’s “Beat the Heat” campaign and received Gatorade samples to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.