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Active Youths Need to Drink More Water

16 April, 2013 (06:43) | Uncategorized | By: admin

As April brings us National Youth Sports Safety Month and our kids are playing various sports around the area, we want to remind you that drinking plenty of water is important when doing physical activity. We need to instill healthy drinking habits in our little athletes and teach them how to properly rehydrate themselves during sports or other physical activities. Juice and sports drinks are tempting choices for beverages, but nothing really does the job like safe drinking water. To reduce the chances of dehydration or other health impairments, be sure your child has plenty of safe drinking water from one of our home drinking water systems at their next practice or sporting event.

We lose quite a bit of water which keeps our body hydrated and functioning properly when we do extreme activity and do not rehydrate ourselves. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount. Our mission as a water treatment company is to provide opportunities for your family to improve their health and wellness. Whether it is from our water softeners, reverse osmosis water filters, or through informational messages, we want to share with you what we have also learned about the importance of drinking water. Especially in this heat, children are especially vulnerable to extremes of temperature and there have been deaths of high school football players due to heat stroke. Make sure your players are having plenty of opportunities during practices and games to drink enough water and are resting during activity. You are the best advocate for your child’s safety during sports.

It is also important to remember that while many people attempt physical activity to lose weight and get healthy, you need to stay hydrated no matter what the scale shows. The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat. Many people, especially teens who do not necessarily understand this fact are not rehydrating themselves after physical activity because they do not want to see the scale go up. This creates a dangerous and false situation and it is vital to instill these healthy drinking habits early in our children.

Contact our company for more information on safe drinking water. Bottled water is tempting because it is easy, but ends up as toxic plastic waste in landfills. Likewise, sports drinks contain too much sugar and are not as healthy as water. But, as your child stops at the tap for drinking water, be sure that their water is contamination-free. Consider one of our drinking water systems with reverse osmosis which filter out harmful contaminants so your child is drinking safe water and plenty of it. This National Youth Sports Safety Awareness Month, start teaching your children how to be safer on and off the field.