Competing or even just exercising in the summer heat takes special planning. The heat and humidity of the steamy mid-Atlantic can be a dangerous combination. When humidity is high, it takes sweat longer to evaporate and the body longer to cool down. Athletes of all ages are at risk of overheating.
Parents who are sending young athletes off to sports camp this summer like Football University’s (FBU) TOP Gun event in Williamsburg, Va., may want to take steps to condition their athlete.
It’s a training method called heat acclimation to help athletes better tolerate exercising in the heat.
For the second year, Sentara Sports Medicine has been selected to staff FBU’s TOP Gun event at the Warhill Sports Complex where 1,500 top youth football talent from across the U.S. will be competing. The Sentara Sports Medicine team will help prevent injuries by preparing athletes with proper stretching to adequate hydration. See you at the stadium!