We Can! Challenge: Week one | TahoeDailyTribune.com

We Can! Challenge: Week one

Seth Martin
Special to the Tribune

One of the most essential things in all of our lives is water. It keeps us cool and helps us perform at our best.

Unfortunately, many students do not properly hydrate, which can lead to both low physical performance and low mental performance.

Water is an essential part of our lives and should be a part of your child’s. Water makes up more than half of our body weight. Our organs need water to properly function and keep us alive. “Drink water” means only water for the two glasses, not sports drinks. This challenge continues through the entire program.

Some tips to help your child:

n Keep a water bottle with you throughout the day. A reusable water bottle is the best and helps our environment.

n If you want some extra flavor, add some lime or lemon to the water.

n Drink water before and after activity.

n Start and end your day with water.

n If your child is active, they need more water and fluids.

n Also don’t forget to shut off the TV, gather your family and Walk The Block from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21. To make it more fun, call some friends and neighbors and go out as a group.

– Seth Martin is the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’ teacher of the Year 2010.

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