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Exercising in the heat – make your children aware

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Many parts of the southern hemisphere, particularly Southern Africa are currently experiencing unseasonably hot weather conditions. This has implications for all people exercising and playing sport in such conditions, but even more at risk for heat related illnesses are children whose physiological and structural differences impact on their ability to respond to environmental heat. Heat […]

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Hype about hydration 1

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This is the first part of a 2 part series on hydration and will focus on the need for adequate hydration and recognising dehydration in the young athlete. The importance of adequate fluid intake in sports is to avoid dehydration and maintain normal heart function and thermoregulatory (ability of the body to deal with heat) […]

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Conditioning in young sports people

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There are many misconceptions about training young sports people. While certain of these may have some truth to them, there are general guidelines to training young sports people. In this article we will be focusing on athletes in late childhood/early puberty phase. In this age group children will be experiencing normal growth development as this […]

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