The Hydration Promotion Campaign is being launched to remind everyone of the importance of regularly drinking water and of keeping well hydrated no matter what you are doing.  

Make use of the refill station just off the commons to refill your water bottles

The benefits of drinking enough water throughout the day:
  • Productivity Boost
  • Brain Boost
  • Fatigue Buster
  • Toxin Remover
  • Joints Greaser
  • Muscle Fuel
  • Calorie Control
  • Clearer Skin
The National Academy of Medicine suggests an adequate intake of daily fluids of about 13 cups (men) and 9 cups (women)  with 1 cup equaling 8 ounces.
Higher amounts may be needed for those who are physically active or exposed to warm climates. Lower amounts may be needed for those with smaller body sizes.
It’s important to note that this amount is not a daily target, but a general guide. In the average person, drinking less will not necessarily compromise one’s health as each person’s exact fluid needs vary, even day-to-day.”

Tips for staying hydrated

Don’t wait till you’re thirsty to drink. By the time you feel thirsty, you’re already slightly dehydrated. Sip water steadily throughout the day and drink more fluids than usual when the weather is hot, especially if you’re active.
Flavor your water. If plain water tastes boring to you, you can add flavor with fresh fruits or a splash of fruit juice. You can also consume clear broths, ice pops or sports drinks (especially if you’re doing intense exercise).
Eat water-rich fruits and vegetables. Certain fruits and vegetables contain plenty of water in addition to healthful nutrients. Watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches and pineapples are fruits with high-water content. Water-rich vegetables include cucumbers, leafy greens, radishes, celery, zucchini and tomatoes.
Stay inside when it gets too hot. On very hot days, stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment. If you don’t have air conditioning at home, try a shopping center, movie theater or public library. Avoid sun exposure, especially between 10 am and 2 pm, when the rays are strongest. Plan outdoor activities in the early morning or evening.
Dress for the weather. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing that lets your skin breathe. Dark colors absorb heat, so stick with lighter shades. Wear a wide-brimmed hat in the sun to keep your head cool and use plenty of sunscreen to avoid sunburn, which can increase your skin temperature and make it harder to stay cool.
Be aware of the signs of dehydration. If anyone in your family is ill, pay attention to how much they’re able to drink — especially young children and the elderly. Anyone with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea should drink plenty of fluids. Do not wait for signs of dehydration to appear.