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Ice bath before sports practice or game.....
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elkhunter343 posted:
I have a 12 year old son who plays football. Living in the "valley of the sun" I worry he will get heat exhaustion when practice and games are played in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees.

I was told by a friend (who has played pro football for several years) that it would be benificial for my son to take a short ice bath before he has practice or game. This will help to bring down his core temp and keep him for over heating during the 2 hour practice.

Will this work? And is it healthy?
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi elkhunter343,

This is a great question for our Sports Medicine Community and/or Fitness & Exercise Community .

Please repost your questions there. I am anxious to follow-up to see the response!

Elizabeth


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