Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

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By Angie Hunt, ISU News Service

The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature.

Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe. He has the following recommendations for coaches and athletes:

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James Lang, assistant professor, Kinesiology, Iowa State University, 515-294-4027, jlang1@iastate.edu

Angie Hunt, communications specialist, ISU News Service, Iowa State University, 515-294-8986, amhunt@iastate.edu

By Angie Hunt, ISU News Service