Helmets Off Makes Heads Cooler

Helmets Off Makes Heads Cooler

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Helmets Off Makes Heads Cooler

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flag football tournament 1442399500 1102500334 Helmets Off Makes Heads CoolerBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Coaches need to maintain awareness of possible heat illness during the early days of September, when air temperatures can be high
Sweating through exposed skin is one of the body’s most effective ways to reduce the risk of heat illness, but football helmets and protective equipment limit the amount of exposed skin
Removing the helmet when not involved in play can be an effective way to vent off heat and reduce heat illness risk

Youth and high school football practices are now in high gear, and end-of-summer air temperatures can be very high…

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