97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Keeping Your Athletes Healthy

Aired 9-10-2018

High School sports are underway and it is a great time to remind your athletes to stay healthy during their fall sports season.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute briefly discusses ways to keep your athlete hydrated and healthy.

Stay Hydrated

Whether your child is on the football field, cross country trails, or even cheering on the sidelines, it is extremely important that they stay hydrated during physical activity.   It is recommended that each athlete drinks 15 to 20 oz of water 2 to 3 hours before the game or practice along with 7 to 10 oz every 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity.

Go Bananas

One banana has an average of 30g of carbohydrates making it a great source of energy for athletes.  They are also packed with potassium.  The average banana has more than 450mg of potassium, about 13% of the recommended daily value.  Potassium is important to support proper muscle growth and development and has also been proven to help prevent muscle cramps.

Y-Country Medical Minute 

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.