Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hydration Week

Dehydration/Hydration Facts:

1. Did you know… Dehydration means that you do not have enough water in your body.

2. Did you know… Dehydration causes fatigue, makes us grumpy and makes it hard to concentrate. So if you are feeling tired or grumpy, have a cup of water.

3. Did you know… If you are feeling thirsty, it means that you are dehydrated.

4. Did you know… Are you hungry for lunch, but lunch is still a long ways away? Have a drink of water. It will help you feel like you are not quite as hungry.

5. Did you know… If your nose, throat or eyes feel dry, drink some water.

6. Did you know… If you are thirsty, pop and other drinks with caffeine, do not hydrate you. In fact, they make your body even more thirsty. Water is the best choice for a drink.

7. Did you know… People can survive up to 50 days without food, but only a few days without water.

8. Did you know… If you play sports, or do something physically active that makes you sweat, you need to drink even more water than your basic amount. You should take sips of water before, during and after your exercise.

9. Did you know… Drinking juice, pop and other sugary drinks can hurt your teeth and cause cavities. Your best choice is water!

10. Not sure if you are dehydrated? Check your pee. If it is a very light yellow, like pale straw, you are hydrated! If it is any darker, you are dehydrated! Go have some water and keep taking small sips throughout the day.

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