Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Hydration

The summer months are upon us and so are the rising temperatures! While many people escape to pools or the ocean to cool off in the water, it is important to remember that that drinking water cools and rehydrates the body as well. 

Children especially need to be drinking enough water since they are playing outside and are unaware of their water intake needs. Generally, kids and teens need between 6 and 8 cups of water each day. This may seem difficult to fulfill, but fruits and vegetables are also sources of water that their body can use. 

When deciding how much to drink, consider the temperature, humidity, and physical activity you’ll be experiencing that day. Remember to drink water during exercise since dietary guidelines suggest drinking a half-cup to two cups of water every 15 to 20 minutes while exercising.

Water is the cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle. It is sugar-free, caffeine-free, calorie-free, and, most importantly, essential for human life. It helps the body maintain blood volume, lubricate joints, and transport nutrients. So pack a water bottle this summer and drink up!

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