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Be aware of how much your kids are exercising this summer. Young athletes are at risk of dehydration in hot, humid weather. An emergency room physician from the Cleveland Clinic says not getting enough water can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Kids should be familiar with the signs they’re becoming dehydrated.

If they feel a Charlie horse in their legs, tingling fingers, dizziness, light-headedness, or cramps that won’t go awaythose are all signs they aren’t getting enough water and are losing electrolytes. Kids produce more heat and sweat less than adults do. And they’re also less likely to drink enough water while exercising outside. So make sure your kids stay hydrated.