What’s your child’s first line of defense against a sluggish body, a sluggish brain or a bad temper? Just add water! Almost every parent knows kids need to drink plenty of fluid, but did you know just a 4 percent drop in optimal hydration can cause a 30 percent reduction in a child’s productivity? Even mild dehydration impacts body system function and can lead to problems with concentration, difficulty regulating body temperature and make little ones just feel yucky and irritable.
A lack of access to adequate, sanitary fluids contributes to 1.5 million world-wide childhood deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Fortunately in the United States nearly every child has access to quality water all the time; the problem is getting kids to drink it! And since children are more vulnerable to dehydration than adults, it’s essential to educate them on what good hydration looks like.
Hydration Activation can help!
ZisBoomBah.com just launched a one-of-a-kind Hydration Activation learning program now available online for download. Hydration Activation reinforces parents’ healthy lifestyle messages through engaging activities. It puts kids in charge of the learning, allowing parents to stop nagging. ZisBoomBah’s Hydration Activation takes the stress out of teaching proper hydration and adds convenience and fun.
Hydration Activation is the first in a series of new wellness programs by ZisBoomBah.com that inspire and empower families to live fun and healthy lives through the use of online tools, engaging games and relevant, credible information. Created by ZisBoomBah.com’s award winning team — some of the same folks that brought you Pick Chow — Hydration Activation can help you foster healthy choices in your children.
Warmer weather on the way.
With warmer days just days away, now is the perfect time to talk to your child about drinking enough fluid and about what fluids are best to drink. ZisBoomBah’s Hydration Activation program coincides perfectly with warmer weather. Spring showers bring flowers, but the sunny days also herald the start of spring sports and high-energy, outdoor activities. Active kids are good, and warmer weather plus more activity increases a child’s need for fluids.
Since children’s little bodies make them more susceptible to dehydration, it might surprise parents and kids how much fluid they need to take in, especially during times of high activity. Hydration Activation teaches kids when to up their fluid intake, and how much they need to gulp down to maintain a good hydration balance. Hydration Activation also teaches children the science behind the body’s need for fluid, launching learning and inspiring young scientists.
Hydration: The foundation of a functioning body!
Few people understand the broad reaching effects even mild dehydration can trigger in children. Water, or the lack of water, in a child’s body impacts the function of every organ system. Water is truly the body’s first line of defense for full function. Without water, nothing works!
By the time children feel thirsty, they are already behind on fluid intake, with a 2 percent drop in an optimal hydration balance leading to the sensation of thirst. Additionally, children and adults alike often mistake “thirst” for “hunger,” and eating highly processed foods when what your body really needs is water just leads to further dehydration. With ZisBoomBah’s Hydration Activation, kids can learn a few simple solutions to guard against dehydration and better understand what their bodies need. It empowers kids to be their best and makes them the heroes of their own healthy living.