The Heat Is On: Are Your Kids Hydrating Healthfully? #momswisdom #hydrationmovement - Sammy Makes Six

The Heat Is On: Are Your Kids Hydrating Healthfully? #momswisdom #hydrationmovement

This article has been sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. All opinions are my own.

Drinking enough water is always important, but during these hot summer 
months it becomes vital. Our weather since August began has been extremely hot and of course this is right when the children went back to school. Every day they are walking in almost 100 degree weather and that means that they need a lot of water to keep them going. To tell you the truth, they normally don't enjoy drinking water all that much, but you can bet that these days, that water bottle is their BFF. We freeze some bottles the night before and always make sure to send some in the backpacks to school. By the time they get home, they have finished those bottles and are asking for more.

The Importance of Drinking Enough Water and Keeping Hydrated

Water is vital for maintaining body functions and is essential for health. 
Drinking water is a simple way to keep well hydrated.
Good hydration is important for the whole body to function properly. 
To help you stay properly hydrated during prolonged physical activity, make sure you drink fluid before, during and after the activity.

Hydration Movement

If you think you're not getting enough water each day, the following tips may help
  • Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands.
  • Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This tip can also help with calorie intake management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.
  • Choose water instead of other beverages when eating out. 
  • Give your water a little pizzazz by adding a wedge of lime or lemon. This may improve the taste, and you just might drink more water than you usually do.

Visit the Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Facebook page to take the Pledge to drink more water. While you are there, enter the sweepstakes for a chance at great prizes.

Take The Pledge & Enter For A Chance To Win

During registration, you have the option to enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize trip for four (4) to Universal Studios Hollywood or the Universal Orlando Resort, or one of the 100 first prizes of a one year’s supply of Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water.* 

I know how hard it can be to actually get your family to drink water. Believe me, I know! But it really is a healthier option versus sugary drinks and during these hot days, it can literally be lifesaving. Keep yourself and your loved ones hydrated, happy and healthy and don't forget to visit the Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Facebook page for many more tips!

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