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Avoiding Dehydration

 By the time an athlete is thirsty, she may already be dehydrated. To prevent dehydration, an active child should drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. Fruits and vegetables are also a good source of water. Commercial sports drinks are not needed for routine rehydration but are an acceptable substitute only if water is unavailable.

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Last Updated
11/21/2015
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A Minute for Kids
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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