Did you know that over half of your body is made up of water? Keeping hydration levels topped up is great for the mental wellbeing of kids, (and it works for grown-ups too).
To stay properly hydrated you should drink about 6 glasses of water every day, and about 8 glasses if it's a hot day or you are exercising.
Drinking plenty of water can is a great way to help improve how you feel and brighten your day. Starting the day by drinking a big glass of fresh hot or cold water will help to put a spring in your step! If you don’t drink enough water, your body can become dehydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches and can generally make you feel down, so a glass of water can help you to feel much better.
Let's look at other ways that drinking water can help us...
We’ve looked at how drinking water can help to lift your mood, but it can also help to improve your physical energy levels. Drinking water before, during and after exercise will help to reduce that feeling of tiredness and give you that extra boost of energy you need to stay active for longer. This is because our bodies lose fluid when we sweat, so it’s really important to drink plenty of water when exercising to replace that lost fluid.
Scientists believe that drinking just 1 glass of water can help to improve your concentration. Staying hydrated can help us to stay focused for longer and help to improve our memory.
Drinking lots of water helps your kidneys to flush out bad bacteria, helping to keep your body healthy.
You can visit the Children's Mental Health Week for more free advice and support.