School is back in session and if you have kids, it’s an exciting time of the year.
Your kids are going to be very active this year, especially if they participate in sports or other extracurricular activities. And more activity means a high chance of becoming dehydrated, which can affect their energy levels and mood.
No one wants their kids to be dehydrated. So there’s no better time than the present to start the school year off right with good hydration habits.
Get them in the habit of drinking water
You probably see your kids twice a day when school is in session: in the morning before they leave for school and in the afternoon when they get home.
Start the day off right by having them drink a glass of water before they leave, another glass when they get home and one more at dinner, at a minimum.
But of course, that’s not enough. So send your kids to school with a reusable water bottle and have them drink from it throughout the day. If you can establish a habit, then you can help make sure they stay hydrated.
Make water more fun with infusions
For kids, water isn’t nearly as exciting to drink as fruit juice, soda or sports drinks. And although fresh spring water tastes great, kids may prefer a different taste if they’re hoping to be drinking it all the time.
So try infused water drinks. These have fruits infused into them, like strawberry, orange, raspberry and grape. Kids like the extra taste, it’s healthy for them and they’re more likely to stay hydrated.
Decorate your water bottle
Reusable water bottles may not be as exciting to drink from as colorful soda cans. So plan a DIY session and turn those plain, empty bottles into a personal work of art. Think: waterproof stickers, permanent markers, decals and even etching. Let your kids have fun and add whatever they want.
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Get hydrated by eating
Drinking water is a great way to get hydrated, but it’s not the only way. We actually get a lot of our hydration from what we eat.
You can get your kids to do the same by encouraging them to eat healthy snacks and packing their lunchbox with water-rich fruits and vegetables, like watermelon, tomatoes and cucumbers.
With a little effort, your child will make hydration a part of their daily routine, and their bodies will thank them for it.