Drink Water During the School Day

Welcome back to a new school year! A new year gives us a chance to create healthy habits that will continue for the rest of the year. Most of us know that eating well and being active are both part of a healthy lifestyle. One thing we tend to forget about is the importance of water and staying hydrated.

Our bodies are made up of over 60% water! This explains why we need to be hydrating on a daily basis. Water is needed for everything that our body does every day. Some examples include digesting food, fighting illness, and maintaining a healthy weight. At school, water will help our brains stay healthy and energized! More energy means we will be ready to focus on learning, working and playing.

It is clear how important water is to our bodies and everyday activities. Let’s talk about ways to get more water during the school day. Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • A reusable water bottle: An easy way to remember to drink water all day is to carry a reusable water bottle. Keep the water bottle on your desk for easy access!
  • Hydration goals: Add a competitive twist to it by creating a daily hydration goal chart. Draw at least eight glasses of water on your paper and color in each finished glass.
  • Hydration station: An important part of this is making sure your school has a water fountain. Talk to a parent, teacher or school principal about installing a hydration station at school!

If you prefer flavored beverages, try some fruit-infused water! Check out this recipe or create your own flavor combination.


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