Education – Water & The Importance Of Staying Hydrated
There have been many scientific studies regarding the benefits of drinking water throughout the day and focusing especially on the fact that it’s a way of protecting health and contributes to well-being for both staff and pupils
It is recognised that children should drink at least 3 to 4 glasses of water during a day and even more when in warmer times of year and when partaking in more rigorous exercise in PE or Games.
Therefore it seems natural that water needs to be situated in a convenient and safe location for easy access to encourage regular drinking. It should also be attractive in terms of taste and temperature and children need to be encouraged and supported to keep drinking during the day.
Companies such as Glug Glug Glug supply mains fed water coolers and fountains that would help satisfy this requirement with chilled and filtered fresh water. They use a simple carbon filter to remove bad tastes and chlorine smells and encourage the children to drink more water.
We must remember that regular consumption of water will have many benefits such as:
- Improved concentration
- Reduction in tiredness & irritability
- Healthy & low-cost hydration
- Helps with the reduction of obesity
- Prevents short-term illnesses such as headaches & bladder or bowel problems
- Maintains a healthy kidney
Finally, the body requires constant re-hydration to combat fluid it loses. The pupils could begin to feel tired and lack concentration after only losing 1% hydration of the body.
If you want to stay hydrated and are interested in our water cooler units then please visit our website or give our team a call on 01934 520944