Make sure your kids stay hydrated year round!

December 15th, 2014
by Kidz Klub Director

As the temperature drops, many don’t think it is as important to stay hydrated. Even though your body may not feel hot or thirsty, it still requires the same amount of fluids as it did in the Summer months. This is especially important for children who may not feel thirsty and have stopped carrying a water bottle. It’s easy for your body to become dehydrated. Once you feel thirsty, dehydration has already started to occur.

Here are some quick tips to help stay hydrated year round:

~ Find a “fun” water bottle. There are many options out there for spill proof, colors, designs and themes. Find one that works for each member of your family.

~ Bring it with you when you leave the house. Whether it’s errands, school, or work, get in the habit of filling it and bringing it with you every where you go.

~ Find out how much water you should be consuming and make it a daily goal to achieve that amount. Take you or your child’s weight and divide it by 2. That should be the number of ounces you drink daily.

~ While good old water is the best way to hydrate, change it up on occasion, when it’s cold out. Try drinking warm water as a means of “warming up”. Sometimes it helps to add fresh lemon as well.

Keep in mind, staying hydrated can help you feel more energized and alert. Especially when the days seem shorter, and people tend to feel more lethargic, simply hydrating can help!

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