Students Learn Importance of Drinking Water
Fourth-Graders Encouraged to keep water bottles at their desks
Posted: April 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Students at Asbell Elementary School are learning how important drinking water throughout the day is to their education.
-75 percent of the body is made up of water.
-Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body.
-Water helps convert food into energy and regulates body temperature.
-1 percent dehydration results in thirst.
-2 percent dehydration reduces your ability to work.
-4 percent dehydration results in lethargy, apathy and mental symptoms.
-Dehydration can cause irritability and headaches and hinder concentration.
Source: Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation
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