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Why Water?

Join us January 22 at 10am at the Community Health Center to learn more about weight loss and healthy food and drink options.

Your body needs at least 8 cups of water each day. The foods you eat provide about 20% of your daily water intake and the rest comes from beverages such as water, low-fat milk, 100% fruit juice, tea, and coffee. Water is the best choice because it's calorie-free, inexpensive, and readily available!

10 Ways to Drink Water

  1. Top it with lemon

  2. Brew up a cup of herbal tea

  3. Add fresh cucumber slices

  4. Add pineapple

  5. Add some blueberries

  6. Squeeze in some orange juice

  7. Drink it carbonated

  8. Splash in cranberry juice

  9. Add calorie-free raspberry syrup to crushed ice

  10. Drink it pure

Health Benefits of Water

  • Regulates body temperature

  • Moistens tissues

  • Lubricates joints

  • Helps flush out waste

  • Carries nutrients to cells

  • Protects organs

Water Tips

  • Get in the habit of hydrating-- drink water when you wake up, at each meal, and between each meal

  • Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go--to school, to work, in the car, and at the gym

  • Drink Water before, during, and after exercising. If you're physically active for more than 90 minutes, choose a sports drink over water (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.). It hydrates your body while replacing electrolytes lost through sweat

Tap vs. Bottled

Tap is where it's at! Carry a refillable, reusable water bottle with tap water wherever you go

  • Tap water contains essential nutrients that are often filtered out of bottled water. Municipal water supplies also have added fluoride that helps prevent dental cavities

  • The cost of buying bottled water adds up. For the price of one bottle of water you can get up to 1,000 gallons of tap water

  • Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year.


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Written by Cara Burns

CHC Intern

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