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Children Run On Water!

21 May 2013 15:06

With exam time just around the corner and children being more active during the summer months, Northern Ireland Water is reminding parents about the importance of keeping children’s fluid levels well topped up!  As children ‘run on water’, they need to drink 6 - 8 glasses of water every day. Good hydration helps children to maintain a healthy weight, improve their attention and concentration and increase their exercise and fitness levels.

Jane Jackson, Education Manager at NI Water explains:

“Water is a basic nutrient of the human body and is essential for survival.  It is important to keep your body hydrated, flush toxins from your system whilst retaining vital vitamins and minerals.  Water forms a major part of your blood (approximately 82%), lubricates your joints and eyes.  It is the perfect drink for young people to increase their energy and concentration levels.”

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