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Water Education, Health and Wellbeing

quoteWater makes up 55 – 78% of the human body. You need enough fluid for good growth and good health.unquote

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Why drink water?

  • Improve your skin
  • Help maintain your correct body weight
  • Help improve concentration, digestion, metabolism and kidney function
  • Lubricate your joints

educationDrinking enough fluid helps regulate your temperature and helps get rid of waste. Not enough, leads to dehydration. Dehydration can cause headaches, tiredness and loss of concentration. Chronic dehydration can lead to other problems such as constipation and kidney stones.

Most healthy adults need 1.5 to three litres or eight medium glasses of fluid per day. Children about the same, particularly if they are exercising a lot.

It needn’t just be water; other drinks such as fruit juice can bring added nutrients with them.

It needn’t be hard. Here are just a few ways to make it part of what you already do:

  • Make a glass of water your first drink of the day
  • Have regular drinks during the day.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you when you go out
  • Get into the habit of having a glass of water with every meal
  • And, if you are old enough, with that glass of wine
  • It’s important to drink before you get thirsty. A sense of thirst only kicks in when you’re a bit dehydrated
  • Increase your intake of fresh fruit and veg. They have high water content

Source: BBC