The importance of staying hydrated

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Hydration can aid physical play and boost mental abilities.

A pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic recommends “replacement, replenishment, and recovery.”

The best way to replace fluids is to drink water.

Pickle juice and sports drinks can help replenish lost electrolytes.

Chocolate milk is a great recovery drink when carbohydrates, fats and protein are needed to help the body recover after a workout.

It is also suggested to hydrate long before taking the field.

If an athlete is suffering heat symptoms during a game, it’s important to get them off the field, and have them drink plenty of fluids.