This chart (compliments of http://www.rawforbeauty.com)
is just one example of simple but useful health info.
It urged me to web search the hydration topic, and I found some interesting facts specifically for children.
The Natural Hydration Council (NHC) have produced an easy to digest fact sheet, prepared by a scientific panel of experts, giving information and Top Tips on how to keep children hydrated.
“Children are at greater risk of dehydration than adults due to their lower body weight and smaller reserve of body fluids. Equally, whilst adults often have easy access to a supply of water, children tend to rely on their caregivers to provide drinks and often don’t recognise the early stages of thirst. Research suggests that just a 1% to 2% body weight loss can lead to significant reductions in concentration and mental performance. As a child’s body is around 60% water, it is important to keep them topped up with fluid during the day.”
The NHC has commissioned further research into the effect drinking water can have on improving performance at school. Findings have shown that increasing children’s water intake can:
- Double school children’s interest in learning
- Significantly increase cognition
- Make children feel calmer and more alert in the classroom
Checkout one of my previous posts (7/18/2012) on the benefits of water.....
Sounds like we should all drink up!