Is Water balance in children involved in sports or physical activities a special concern?

- Children have lower sweating capacity and less tolerance for hot temperatures. They need frequent fluid intake in order to regulate body temperatures. A water bottle or ready water supply should be handy during all sports activities.
- Parents, coaches and others should remember that younger children also take longer than adults to adjust to warm weather following cool winter temperatures.
- It is especially important to watch fluid intakes during the adjustment time.