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Drink Water Every Day!

At least 80 percent of school-age children report consuming one or more sugary drinks per day on weekdays.  Sugary beverages account for between 6% and 12% of the daily caloric intake of school-age children and adolescents. So how and why should you drink more water?

  • Drink water instead of surgery drinks when you're thirsty.  Soda, sports drinks and other sweet drinks, even juices, usually have a lot of sugar. 
  • How much water is enough?  Let your thirst be your guide.  Water is important for the body, but everyone's needs are different.  Drink plenty of water if you are very active, live or are playing in hot conditions.
  • Your body is composed of about 60% water.
  • Water helps energize muscles.
  • Water helps your kidneys
  • Water helps your skin look good.
Tips to help you drink more water:
  • Have some with every snack and meal.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you in your backpack or at your desk.


For more information about the University Health System Go!Kids ChallengeTM, contact Mandy Adkins at 210.820.2125.