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By Julia Boland & Terri Mendoza

water2Summer’s finally here, and the temperatures steadily rising, it is important to stay hydrated while soaking up the sun’s rays.  Water makes up about 60% of your body weight, so whether you’re riding a bike, playing sports, or sitting by a pool, your body needs water to function properly.  Children may be at greater risk of becoming dehydrated because their bodies produce more heat during physical activity and they can lose more water.  Also, children may become so caught up having fun that they might forget to drink liquids.  Here are some fun tips to keep you and your family properly hydrated:

  • Water doesn’t have to be boring! Try freezing berries into ice cubes and adding them to your water. You can also add fresh fruit, herbs, or vegetables to water for a refreshing twist.  Try lemons, mint, cucumbers, strawberries, or oranges.
  • Fruits and veggies contain about 70 to 95%water. Pop them in a blender for a delicious and healthy drink.  Get creative and try combining watermelon and cucumber in a blender for a healthy smoothie.  Yum!
  • Make your own popsicles! Puree fruit or use 100% fruit juice and pour into freezer molds or small paper cups with popsicle sticks!
  • Make staying hydrated fun! Let your kids choose their own cups and water bottles and pair them with silly shaped straws.  For added interest, buy ice trays with unique molds to make water more visually appealing!

 

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