People are familiar with the need to stay hydrated; however, not everybody knows the specific reason why hydration is so important for children.
Reasons your kids need to be well hydrated:
Dehydration Negatively Impacts Brain Function
Studies show dehydration can result in a decline in cognitive performance. There is a decrease in problem solving abilities because the dehydrated brain doesn’t work as efficiently as the well hydrated brain.
Hydration Protects the Largest Organ of the Body
The skin is the barrier between the complex internal systems of the body and the outside world, blocking bacteria and other potential invaders from entering the body. Dry skin can crack and break, leaving the body vulnerable to infection and disease.
Adequate Fluid Intake is Essential to Digestive System
The digestive processes require sufficient fluid intake to function as efficiently as they should. Dehydration can also interfere with the body’s ability to efficiently metabolize food, decreasing its ability to extract and utilize essential nutrients.
Proper Hydration Flushes the Body
Staying hydrated is essential to flushing unwanted substances from the body. This is of particular importance to children because they live in the same environment taking in environmental toxins. Since they have a lower body weight, those toxins tend to be found in higher concentrations. Proper hydration is a priority for optimum health.
So, why an article about school children staying hydrated from a massage studio owner? At Elements, we promote wellness and as a retired teacher - I feel this topic is important. Massage shares the same effects as staying hydrated - releasing toxins, increasing circulation, improving immunity and boosting brain function so of course promoting hydration to everyone is important, but especially to children as they head back to school and that HOT playground!
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