Stay in the Game

February 7, 2020
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Sports can be a lot of fun. They are also a great way to get exercise. But it’s important to play safe and keep your body healthy. Find out how.

Warm up.

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Before playing, take time to warm up. Go for a light jog. Learn a few stretches. Stretching will loosen up your body.

Wear protective gear.

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This includes helmets, pads, and mouth guards. Different sports use different gear. Make sure it fits you properly.

Drink water.

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The body needs water to stay healthy. When you sweat, your body loses water. That’s why it’s good to keep a water bottle handy when you play. Take a break and drink up!

Take care of yourself.

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If you get hurt while playing a sport, stop. Playing with an injury can make it worse. Tell a parent or coach if you’re hurt.

Did You Know?

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It’s important to listen to your coach. Coaches teach players the rules of a sport. Rules help keep you and other players safe. That makes for a good game.

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