For morphologic and physiologic reasons, exercising children do not adapt as effectively as adults when exposed to a high climatic heat stress. This may affect their performance and well-being, as well as increase the risk for heat-related illness. This policy statement summarizes approaches for the prevention of the detrimental effects of children's activity in hot or humid climates, including the prevention of exercise-induced dehydration.
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American Academy of Pediatrics| July 01 2000
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Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness; Climatic Heat Stress and the Exercising Child and Adolescent. Pediatrics July 2000; 106 (1): 158–159. 10.1542/peds.106.1.158
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