There is a growing amount of research which shows that increasing water consumption is good for a student’s health and can help improve academic performance. While you may not have a school age child yet, they are still learning and during their early years it is especially important to teach them healthy habits and proper hydration.
Water is a vital nutrient and it is the ideal drink for thirsty kids. Yet, research shows that too many kids are not drinking enough water. If they aren’t drinking water, they’re either drinking unnecessary sugary drinks, like sodas and sports drinks, or nothing at all. Too much of these sugary drinks can lead to unhealthy weight gain. Alternatively, poor hydration can be harmful for academic achievement, ability to be physically active, and overall health. The brain is made mostly (75%) of water and thus cognitive ability depends on proper hydration.
When your kids drink water throughout the day they are able to show their best thinking and explore their creativity. Drinking water regularly will keep their minds sharp and clear. For both young kids and pre-teens, AquaBall is a great way to #keepthefun and stay hydrated without the sugar. Try giving your kids one to drink before teaching them something new and test the theory.
Be smart and keep your kids hydrated so they can always perform their best!
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