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Sheyla’s Top 5 Tips For Staying Hydrated

Hey everyone! My name is Sheyla and I’m a sophomore at Powhatan High School. This is my second year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team. Y Street has had many successful campaigns that I’m proud to have been involved in. My favorite campaign is Rev Your Bev!

Rev Your Bev raises awareness on the importance of drinking water and the effects of consuming sugary beverages every day. Water makes up 70% of your body and helps in more ways than you could possibly know! H2O helps your body digest food and get rid of waste, keep your temperature stable, and carry nutrients throughout your body. Because water is so
important, a lack of it can cause blood thickening and kidney stones. Ouch!

As an athlete, this campaign has been more than just an educational opportunity. It has been a lifestyle overhaul! I remember a time when I was leaving my lacrosse game and I caught a cramp in both my calves. I realized I had sweet tea throughout the day and only one bottle of water. I needed to drink much more water.

I’ve made some easy tips and tricks to help you increase your water intake.

Sheyla’s Top 5 Tips To Staying Hydrated.

1. Trick your brain into drinking more water by using a refillable water bottle. Not only does it save the environment but it also makes you want to drink more because of how cute your water bottle is!

2. To know how much water you should drink, take your body weight, and divide it in half. That’s the amount of water in ounces you should drink a day.

3. Start slow. Switch out one sugary drink at a time until it becomes a habit. If you are used to having a sugary drink with every meal, for lunch, try switching out your beverage with water until it becomes routine. Then move on to dinner…

4. Infuse your water with cucumbers, strawberries, or any masterpiece you create!

5. Eat foods high in water such as lettuce, honeydew melon, watermelon, cabbage, and cantaloupe!

During these times, it’s especially important that we learn healthy habits. We’re all in this together, Y-Sters! For easy tips to drink more water every day, please visit RevYourBev.com.

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