Tips on keeping yourself hydrated this Summer!

Playing outside at the beach, playing at the park, playing at an in ground playground or even relaxing at home, our bodies need water to function properly which helps to regulate the body temperature to flush out waste.

Water, also known as H20 is essential daily; especially in Summer with the increase in temperature and higher humidity. Dietitians recommend at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. If you work in an office, have that bottle close by to drink throughout the day and refill as needed.

Below is some unusual facts about water that you may or may not know!

  •  There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.
  • Water is composed of two elements, Hydrogen and Oxygen. 2 Hydrogen + 1 Oxygen = H20.
  • Nearly 97% of the worlds water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs – agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community and personal needs.
  • A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

For more fun facts about Water, visit this website –

https://www3.epa.gov/safewater/kids/waterfactsoflife.html

How do you know if you are dehydrated?

Feeling dizzy, thirsty, lightheaded, tired, discolouration in urine or migraines? You may be dehydrated. To avoid dehydrated, ensure you consume enough water throughout the day to keep your body functioning and always remind your friends and family of the risk factors from not drinking enough!

Pouring Water