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children around the world to “Eat Wise and Exercise!”

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina
Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |  sngws@aol.com

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11/14/2016

How to Prevent Dehydration Without Constantly Nagging Your Child to Drink Water

It is great to do exercise and carry out physical activities during the summer but doing so requires some extra safety precautions. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the summer weather can facilitate dehydration and increase the need for consumption of fluids. Young children need to be reminded often that they need to drink water and stay hydrated. Since it isn´t always easy to get children to constantly drink water, you can make sure their water intake increases through other means. Fruits and vegetables are a great way to improve water consumption while making healthier food choices. That is why today we want to share some tips to help your child stay hydrated

Tips to Keep Your Child Hydrated This Summer

  • Provide fruits as snacks. Fruits such as melon, watermelon, and blueberries have a high water content of around 90%. Blueberries are especially beneficial for children that exercise because they help alleviate post-workout inflammation.
  • Offer more veggies. Vegetables such as celery, bell peppers, and zucchinis also have a water content of around 90%. They are also rich in fiber and are very healthy snack options that will benefit children in many ways.
  • Other tips. Offering homemade water popsicles or juice is another great way to get them to stay hydrated. Juice some veggies or fruits and avoid artificial juices.

Improve Your Child´s Health Through Children´s Fitness Classes

Providing these type of healthy snacks for your child can also reinforce good nutritional habits. This summer, make it a point to teach your child to make healthier choices. At Stretch and Grow Winston, we are dedicated to promoting better exercise and health habits. Let your child learn to have fun while improving his/her health. Call us today at 336-287-1193.