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Basketball Coach Collapses On Court And Later Dies: How This Affects Your Child

Can you imagine? Some one that conditions others to be stellar players collapses and dies. Wow that’s a lot right, but what does that have to do with my child you say. It relates to your child because a simple thing like dehydration was suspected as playing a major role in his death. And by the way dehydration is a very major thing that we do not think about too often.

Research indicates that the average adult releases about 2.5 liters of water per day. This release of water is through perspiration or sweating, breathing, water is also used in digestion and water is also released when there’s a bowel movement or urination. This water needs to be replaced for our bodies to function on an optimal level.

Children are much smaller so they get thirsty and have more frequent requirements for water. The frequency comes into play because they can only hold so much in their little bodies. Although they are smaller they have the same biological functions as adults as far as losing and needing water for bodily functions.

If your body is not sufficiently hydrated the cells will draw water from the blood stream. This will make your heart work harder. While your heart is working harder the kidneys are not able to purify the blood effectively due to lack of water. Because the kidneys are not able to effectively do their job it passes the work load over to the liver and other organs in the body. All of this causes the body to be severly stressed.

Dehydration is the cause of headaches and other minor health conditions such as constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nosebleeds, coughs, and sneezing, sinus pressure and urinary tract infections. Because these organs get irritated due to dryness and loss of liquids, coughing and sneezing result.

This can all be avoided by simply drinking water. And it is very important that it is water. Soda, tea, sports drinks, coffee, koolaid and juices do not count your child needs water first. Yes I do understand that many of these things are made with water but your body still has to work to process these items where as water comes in to assist and support the working of the body.

I do acknowledge that there is water in fruits and vegetables also and they are a very valuable part of the equation in developing a healthy, fit and smart child and avoiding childhood obesity. But please realize that they are only a part not the whole thing. To be a healthy, fit and smart child your child needs proper nutrition, water and proper rest and exercise.

Be encouraged and start where you are and where you can. This is a process not an event and will not happen overnight. It takes time, patience, a plan and persistence to succeed. Remember you can do it. I’d love to hear how you are doing. Please feel free to leave a comment of how you are doing.

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