Don't Forget About Water!

During the winter, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. Our Drink Water poster is a great reminder that, while you may not be hot and thirsty like you are in the summer, the body still needs water. This poster catches people’s attention with interesting graphics and easy-to-read tidbits of information. Here are some discussion topics to go with the Drink Water poster:
  • Discuss the facts about water and hydration. For example, our poster points out that your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, and that your body is about 60% water.
  • Brainstorm strategies to drink more water throughout the day. Special water bottles, flavored water, and taking a drink whenever you pass a water fountain are just a few ideas.
  • Review other sources of water, like unsweetened tea or coffee, skim milk, and even foods that contain lots of water (another reason to eat lots of fruits and vegetables!).
  • Explain how replacing sugary drinks with water helps you cut calories. And even people who drink lots of diet soda might want to consider switching to water.
Raise a glass of water to toast good health! Hollis Bass, MEd, RD, LD