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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:
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.
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:
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.
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.