Miranda Boyer and Emily Staman, sophomores at Warrior Run High School are working on a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) project promoting wellness by challenging people to be better hydrated. In their efforts they would like to see students become more productive by drinking water and getting rid of their energy drinks, sodas and sports drinks.
Did you know that each person needs at least eight or more cups of water a day? With every system in the body counting on water, it's pretty important.
Not only that, but water can help you maintain a healthy body weight be increasing your metabolism and decreasing your appetite. Feeling sick? Well try a bottle of water it can help a majority of joint and or back pain, and can prevent and alleviate headaches.
Caffeinated drinks like soda and energy drinks only dehydrate you. Drinks with a high caffeine base can make you lose water before your body even has a chance to retain it. Sugary drinks such as juices that have refined sugars in them are not helpful when it comes to hydration.
Refined sugars are more complex and harder to break down, so your body has to use water just to break down the sugars. Other popular drinks are Sports drinks, which are meant for athletes who participate in rigorous activity not for your "average Joe". As a result sports drinks with little exercise do nothing for your body.