Don't Wait, Hydrate Challenge!Download worksheet
Did you know that up to 60% of our bodies are made up of water?! So, if over half of our body is made up of water, drinking water must be important. Drinking enough water throughout the day will help youstay hydrated. Being hydrated is important because it allows our bodies to function properly throughout the day. Without enough water, our bodies may slow down and become dehydrated.
Common signs of dehydration include:
- feeling thirsty
- dry mouth
To avoid dehydration, make sure to drink enough water each day! Generally, drinking 64 oz. of water each day will keep you hydrated but, did you know the amount of water you need to stay hydrated can be different for everyone? Everyone’s bodies are different, including our weight and activity level. These two factors are what determines our water needs. Typically, the more we weigh and exercise, the more water our body needs. Let me show you how to figure this out!
- Your Body Weight (lbs)/2 = # of oz
- Exercise minutes x 0.4 = # of oz
- Step 1 value (oz) + Step 2 value (oz) = H2O needed (oz)
Check out our Don’t Wait, Hydrate Challenge to learn and track your hydration!
Learn more from our Hy-Vee Dietitians for fun ways to help you stay hydrated.
Visit their Hydration Station to learn more!
| Join our Hy-Vee Dietitians as we visit the Hydration Station! The Hydration Station is all about learning new and healthy ways to hydrate your body. When we are properly hydrated we are able to perform better and play longer!
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| Pretend you're at the pool and dive into Daira's water moves workout. Have your kids imagine they're in the water with movements like back flutter kicks, surf board jumps and more – and don't forget to drink lots of water too!
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| Follow along with Teequa for Hydration Station at home! As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to limit and affect our daily lives, Hy-Vee KidsFit in the Kitchen is here to help you stay healthy and happy with some fun at-home nutrition tips and recipes you can make with the whole family. Our Hy-Vee registered dietitians will be bringing you new recipes, nutrition tips, and snacks to try each week via a free, online video. Tune in at Hy-VeeKidsFit.com to enjoy these tasty creations and build independence in your own kitchen! Together, we’ll get through these challenging times while staying healthy and happy!
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