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Kids & Water Series Part 1: Keeping Kids Hydrated During the Summer Months

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School’s out for summer and the hot weather is kicking in. As your kids increase their outdoor activities, don’t sweat it: it’s easy to keep them hydrated and feeling their best all summer long.

Become the Water Role Model

Ensuring your children get enough fluids is critical to helping them lead a healthy lifestyle. Proper hydration can increase energy levels, concentration and even physical endurance. Kids are often at a greater risk of becoming dehydrated – which can lead to cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke1

As adults, it’s important help youngsters get in the habit of limiting caffeinated and sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit juice.   Parents should encourage kids to opt for water instead, and ensure they’re drinking before they get thirsty. In general the recommended daily water intake for a child is the number of ounces equal to two-thirds of his or her body weight2.

And, don’t forget, when it comes to staying hydrated that old adage “do as I say, not as I do” just won’t float. If you’re drinking more water – chances are you kids will, too. 

Keep the Water Flowing

Hydration is especially important during prolonged physical activity. As a rule, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests children weighing approximately 88 pounds should drink 5 ounces of water for every 20 minutes of physical activity and adolescents weighing approximately 132 pounds should drink about 9 ounces every 20 minutes of physical activity.  An ounce is equal to two tablespoons or a generous sip from a sports bottle.

Keep Your Kids Cool, and Help Green your Home

Providing your kids with clean, fresh tasting water is a snap when parents have access to bottled-water quality water at the touch of a button. A home drinking water system, such as Culligan’s Aqua-Cleer® Drinking Water System provides an endless supply of clean, refreshing drinking water right at the kitchen sink. Alternatively, Culligan’s bottled water delivery service ensures great tasting Culligan water is delivered right to your door.

Parents can also switch out disposable or recyclable plastic water bottles for reusable, non-toxic aluminum, BPA-free plastic or stainless steel water containers – making it easy, and environmentally friendly, for kids to get the hydration they need even when they’re on the go.

Get your children started on the path to healthy hydration today - ask your Culligan Dealer to recommend the drinking water system that’s right for you.

1”Keeping Kids Hydrated”. Pasticsinfo.org. Online: http://www.plasticsinfo.org/Main-Menu/Kids--Safety/Keeping-Kids-Hydrated.html

2 “Recommended Daily Water Intake”.  Buzzle.com. Online: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/recommended-daily-water-intake.html

 

Beat the Heat This Summer: Cool Off with Beverages Made with Filtered Water

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 Beat the Heat This Summer: Cool Off with Tasty Summertime Beverages Made with Fresh, Filtered Water

High of 90 degrees predicted for here in Chicagoland today. It must be summer: the start of warm temperatures, long holiday weekends and family get-togethers…and the importance of good-tasting, high quality drinking water. While it might not be the first thing most of us think of as the season changes, filtered water can improve the taste and quality of beverages that we enjoy all summer long.

Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or enjoying a family picnic chances are you’re going to be beating the heat with a refreshing summer drink like iced tea, lemonade or Kool-Aid®.  And, how your favorite drink tastes is just as important as how quickly it cools you down.

Now, there is a simple way to improve the quality and taste of your summertime beverages – by treating them right at the source. Home drinking water filtration solutions – such as Culligan’s Aqua-Cleer® Drinking Water System – deliver an endless supply of clean, great tasting drinking water right from your kitchen sink. Culligan’s Aqua-Cleer System can also be customized to reduce impurities specific to your unique water supply1

Standard water faucet and pitcher filters are no match for unpleasant odors and tastes that can be caused by contaminants1.  A Culligan Service Technician can customize a solution for your specific water needs and provide you with better tasting, high quality water that will make a refreshing difference in your home this summer – and all year round!

For a no-obligation assessment, or to learn about Culligan's bottled water delivery services in your area, call 1-800-CULLIGAN or visit www.culligan.com.

1 Contaminants may not necessarily be in your water.

 

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