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The Power of Good Hydration

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Have fun, stay hydrated, and enjoy a collection of facts we’ve put together to benefit your family’s health and well-being.
Water is the Source of Life

Water is the Source of Life

The average adult human body is composed of 60% water. In fact, all of our vital organs contain different levels of water.

Water helps with:

  • Keeping your body at the right temperature.
  • Eliminating waste products from the body.
  • Transporting nutrients from food through the digestive tract, and moving them to the cells via the blood stream.

How much water should I drink in a day?

How much water should I drink in a day?

Adults should drink about 1.5 liters of water each day to replace the water we lose through breathing, sweat and other bodily functions. To keep you and your family hydrated, drink water throughout the day: Before going to school or work, with meals or snacks, while doing homework, and especially after exercise or play time.

The Consequences of Inadequate Hydration

The Consequences of Inadequate Hydration

If the amount of water going out of the body isn't balanced by the amount of water going in, signs of dehydration may occur:

  • Feeling very Thirsty 
  • Decreases in the amount of urine
  • Darker urine color
  • Feeling tired or fatigued
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • May impact attention, alertness and concentration

Who Needs Hydration the Most?

Who Needs Hydration the Most?

Children:
Did you know that 64% of children are dehydrated when they go to school? Why? - Children may not have the reflex to drink when thirsty. They get too busy playing and don't want to stop. Their needs for water are proportionately greater than those of adults beacuse their surface-to-mass ratio is relatively greater and because of this they lose more water through their skin.

Staying hydrated with water also helps with Weight Management

Staying hydrated with water also helps with Weight Management

Beverages make up 21% of the total calories in the typical American diet. While sugared drinks may quench one’s thirst, they contain upwards of 140 calories in a typical 12 ounce serving. Simply replacing one 12 ounce sugared beverage per day with water can trim more than 50,000 calories per year from your diet!*

*Based on replacing one (1) 12oz. 140-calorie sugared beverage daily with water for a year.