The benefits of staying hydrated are numerous, as are the risks of not drinking enough water especially in the heat of the summer. On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells. In fact, our billions of cells must have water to live. All of our vital organs contain large amounts of water to function effectively. So it’s no surprise that drinking the right amount of water is VITALLY important.
Staying hydrated helps with your alertness, concentration and physical endurance as well it keeps fatigue, headaches and dry skin at bay. When we don’t get enough to drink, we risk becoming dehydrated. Dehydration can result in a range from mild symptoms, like headaches, to severe heat-related illnesses, such as cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Relative to adults, kids are often at greater risk of becoming dehydrated because they are less effective at perspiring and also because their bodies can produce more heat during exercise. Children also get so wrapped up in play that they often forget to drink.
Tips on Keeping Kids Hydrated this Summer
Be a good role model. If your child sees you drinking water throughout the day, he’ll be more likely to follow your lead.
Be sure to stop into our store with your kids to try our pure, chemical free, thirst-quenching water. Let your children try our water and have them discover that water can actually taste good!