Step up your game with Kohl’s Play It Forward!
Want to become a more accomplished athlete? It all starts with sports safety. The Kohl's Play It Forward program, powered by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, is designed to help you make the best decisions while competing. This website is filled with valuable tips, guides, and resources, designed to help you play it safe when you’re playing to win.
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TIP: Avoid soft drinks, coffee, tea and fruit juices when playing sports… they’ll dehydrate you even more.
TIP: To determine if you have enough fluids in your body, check your urine. If it is a dark, cloudy yellow you need to drink more. You want your urine to be a pale, clear yellow.Get Moving
TIP: Avoid consuming large amounts of sugar, like a candy bar, before a workout or practice, as it will only provide a short amount of energy. Your body burns off sugar quickly, and this will only leave you hungrier and more tired later in the workout.
TIP: Eating “fortified foods” is similar to taking vitamin supplements. Go the extra mile and get your nutrients naturally. Research shows that there is a greater benefit when consuming foods that naturally contain vitamins and minerals.Get Moving
TIP: Stretching is a vital part of athletic participation. Dynamic stretching before activity prepares your body for training and prevents muscle injuries by reducing tightness and increasing elasticity. Static stretching after activity helps cool down and relax your body.
TIP: Be careful to not over train. There is such a thing as too much. If you feel as though you’re exceeding your limits, stop immediately and tell someone.Get Moving
TIP: Hiding pain increases the chances of an injury becoming much worse. Speak up now to avoid more serious injuries in the future.
TIP: Wear the right gear! Each sport has its own requirements for equipment and protective gear. Make sure everything fits properly. Poor fitting equipment can lead to injuries.Get Moving