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Limiting Time in the Sun is Essential for a Young Athlete

Football player drinking from water bottle

When it comes to playing sports, there’s nothing like waking up on a bright sunny day and stepping onto a field to compete. As far as football is concerned, the opportunity for that is limited to training camp and, depending on where you live, the early part of the season. There could be a time when those bright sunny days turn into cloudy, overcast, rainy, snowy, and cold days. But being out in the sun, especially after being indoors a lot during the pandemic, is something that many people of all ages have been trying to make the most of.

However, for a young athlete, particularly in football, too much time in the sun could be problematic if not monitored and prepared for. If your child is practicing and playing games outside in the sun, it’s a good idea to take all of the necessary precautions and to limit just how much time they are actually taking in some rays. Being out in the sun and playing sports is great, but there always comes a point where one probably needs a bit of shade.

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