Hydration for Kids
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Hydration is vitally important to your health (you are less likely to get ill). The better hydrated you are, the more likely you are to perform better at sports and in your school work too. Don't leave it until you get thirsty either, keep sipping throughout the day. Keeping well hydrated in hot weather is especially important, especially if you are exercising.
If you start to become dehydrated, not only will you feel thirsty but you can suffer from headaches and start feeling quite tired. If your urine is dark rather than clear then that is a sure sign you need to hydrate yourself.
Water or milk are the best drinks to hydrate yourself with. Then you could try vegetable or very dilute or artificially sweetened still (non-fizzy / non -carbonated) drinks. Fruit juices are just sugar in water (fresh fruit is far better for you) so avoid if possible.
Depending on your age, you are likely to need 1-2 litres of fluid per day to keep yourself fully hydrated. People often talk about '8 glasses/cups a day' which is an easy rule of thumb to remember but is obviously dependent on external temperature and on exercise levels.
For more activities, games and info, see our other article on 'WATER INTAKE'.
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