You Are What You Drink, Drink Up H2O #DrinkH2O #spon

by Jennifer Donovan

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Continuing her effort to encourage healthy habits, especially in children, First Lady Michelle Obama has joined the Drink Up campaign from the Partnership for a Healthier America along with Eva Longoria to promote You Are What You Drink, which encourages people to drink more water so that they will feel
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  • Refreshed
  • Energized
  • Invigorated.

I recently read somewhere that much of afternoon fatigue — which all of us moms feel at some point, right? — is almost always caused by dehydration. We also all have read the correlation between children’s poor nutrition and their over-consumption of sugary juices, sodas, or even too much milk.

And has anyone else but me noticed that the price of a soft drink or iced tea has gone up exponentially in most restaurants? Sometimes you pay as much as $2.95! That gives me two reasons to order water when I am out to dinner or lunch — it’s free, and it’s good for me. When I’m out with friends or family, I will usually drink 2 or 3 glasses of whatever it is I order. So if I order water, not only do I save money, but I get in 3 or more glasses of pure hydration.

drink up glassI do drink at least two cups of coffee in the morning, but I often drink a glass of ice water while I’m waiting for the coffee to brew, and I almost always switch immediately to water after my coffee time is over. There’s something about drinking cold water out of my insulated sippy cup that does refresh me.

What’s your key to drinking more water? Are you like my friend who always carries a water bottle with her? Do you have another tip? How do you encourage your kids to drink up?


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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Susan October 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I drink water all day long! I always have a water bottle with me and like you I order it in restaurants.


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