By Jade, Angel, and East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin staff | Water is a significant thing. If you look around, you’ll see a lot of water. There are oceans, lakes, rivers, and it is even inside you.
“When your body doesn’t have enough water, that’s called being dehydrated,” according to KidsHealth.org, an award-winning website. “Even mild dehydration can keep you from being as fast and as sharp as you’d like to be. A bad case of dehydration can make you sick.”
East Norriton physical education teacher Mr. Stem said it is very important to make sure you are drinking enough water every day. He said if you are dehydrated, you may feel tired or have a headache or a stomachache. He explained that water can even help with a common problem with middle school students: acne!
Ms.Baker, a fifth-grade math teacher and also a runner, said, ”It’s important to stay hydrated while you are doing exercises.”
She also said that water can help you when you feel aches and are tired from working out. “Water hydrates the body; it’s also what helps your …body to take out the waste.”
So how much water should you be drinking every day? Scientific studies have made different recommendations over the years, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“But your individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are, and where you live,” the website says. “No single formula fits everyone.”
So fill up that cup or reusable bottle with water and start drinking!
Illustration by Tahlia, 8th grade, East Norriton M.S.