This isn’t a question that anyone before the latter half of the 20th century really had to ask. But in 21st century America, this is both a legitimate and often worrying question. Just how much water are your children drinking on a regular basis? Are they actually getting enough?
Water Is Life
Everybody needs water in order to function; this is a medical fact of life. But kids in particular actually require more water than adults. Why is that? Part of the reason is that children are still maturing and thus require more internal resources for growth, compared to mature adults who no longer have the same requirement of keeping enough “fuel” available not just to get through the day, but also have enough to get taller and stronger. As a result, kids have a higher percentage of their body made up of water compared to an adult, who average about 60%.
But why is water so important? There are a number of different reasons:
Water is the basic component of lubricating liquids in our body such as the synovial fluids between bones that allow for smooth, precise movement.
Nothing carries heat or dissipates it like water, which is why water is an essential part of body temperature regulation.
Water is also a prime component in distributing nutrients throughout the body. Not enough water can mean inefficiencies in nutrient delivery.
Water also carries away waste, which is why it is the chief component in urine and fecal waste as well.
Dry skin is itchy, unhealthy and uncomfortable skin, but skin properly moistened by water looks and feels good.
It's easy to encourage your children to drink a glass of water several times a day when you have a home water treatment. Let us help your kids start a healthy habit their body will thank them for. Call us today, and learn more about the fresh water you and your family deserves.