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Simple Tips to Keep Young Athletes Healthy

According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), young athletes who don’t eat well may experience unintended weight loss, poor growth and development, sports-related injuries, repeat illnesses, mood changes and decreased performance. Additionally, young athletes have a more difficult time tolerating high temperatures and thus are at an increased risk of dehydration when performing.

The IOC claims nutrients that stimulate growth such as vitamin D, calcium, and iron, are often lacking in youth with restrictive diets. Although it’s important to encourage your child to exercise, it’s equally critical to make sure they’re getting the energy and fluid they need to support an active lifestyle.

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