Water – H20
A good New Year’s resolution would be to drink more water (H20). When you’re feeling tired, it could be because you’re dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough H2o and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Often headaches occur when you’re dehydrated. Muscles can cramp and many people are constipated because they don’t drink enough H2o.
Many people use filters instead of drinking straight from the tap. When you drink tap water, you may be getting chlorine, fluorine compounds, assorted hormones, pesticides and trace amounts of prescription drugs. Tap water has traveled through miles of pipeline, picking up contaminants, pesticides and industrial run-off along the way to your faucet. The water has been disinfected with potential carcinogens like chorine and ammonia then fortified with fluoride. This disinfection is necessary because without it waterborne illnesses would be a constant problem. A filter can remove these contaminants and carcinogens from the water.
If your New Year’s resolution is to loose weight, then drinking water is a better choice than drinking soda. H2o is definitely healthier for you than sugar filled soda drinks.
Fisher Hill has a bilingual workbook called Health Stories and Activities in Spanish and English. The stories are written in English and Spanish. After each story, there is a vocabulary page, a grammar page and a comprehension page. The activity pages are in English but the directions are in Spanish. There is an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of the book.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about Health Stories and Acitivites in Spanish and English. An learn more about our series English for the Spanish Speaker.