Water, Water Everywhere!


Did you know that water makes up over half of your body weight?  Our bodies need water for everything!  Since water is so important you might wonder: how much is enough?  There is no “right” amount of water to drink.  Just try to drink throughout the day. 

With the hot summer months coming, it is even more important to make sure you and your family stay hydrated. Remember, when adults and children are outside playing, riding bikes, and even swimming, you need to drink fluids.  When you sweat, that is your body reminding you to drink more water!

Here are some tips to help you and your family get more water during the day:
  • Take a drink every time you walk past a water fountain.
  • Keep a full water bottle with you at all times – whether it is at the office, school, or at home.
  • Add a lemon or lime to “spice up” your water.
  • Eat lots of fruits and veggies.  These foods are naturally made of water!
Check out this recipe for a cool and refreshing Summer drink!

Fizzie Fruity Water

Ingredients:
2 ice cubes
¼ cup of 100% orange juice (or substitute your favorite 100% juice)
¾ cup seltzer water

Directions:
1.       Put two ice cubes into a drinking cup.
2.       Pour ¼ cup orange juices into the drinking cup.
3.       Add ¾ cup seltzer water.
4.       Stir and enjoy!
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