National Hydration Day

Next Sunday, 23 June 2024

National Hydration Day is observed every year on June 23. It is a day to commemorate the importance of drinking water and keeping oneself hydrated. 

Image of water being poured in a glass surrounded by water droplets and blue background

The day falls on the first week of Summer as it is even more important to keep yourself hydrated during the warmer months. Water is vital in keeping us alive and healthy, and not having enough water can cause dehydration which is the root cause of several health diseases. 

National Hydration Day Origin

The SafeTGard Corporation founded National Hydration Day in 2016 to honor football coach, Victor Hawkins. Hawkins invented a special mouthguard that slowly releases electrolyte tablets to keep players hydrated during games (known as FuelGard). He did so because he noticed that many of his players missed practice and suffered other consequences due to dehydration. 

June 23 is the death anniversary of Coach Victor Hawkins' and that is why this day was chosen as National Hydration Day. National Hydration Day commemorates his contributions to the health and safety of the athletes, while also reminding people of the need to stay hydrated. 

Why do We Celebrate National Hydration Day

The human body is made of 60% of water which is essential for survival. Without water, we can't live. 

We often forget to drink water as much as we need while carrying on with our daily lives. However, this is extremely harmful in the long run as it can cause a lot of diseases. Some of those health problems include infections in the kidney and urinary tracts, hypovolemic shock, exhaustion, seizures, and more. The simplest way to avoid heatstroke during warmer days is to drink enough water and keep yourself hydrated. 

National Hydration Day encourages us to take a breather and think about how important it is to drink water. It helps us to make healthier choices and develop a habit of drinking more water.

If you make the effort to start drinking more water today, you'll instantly feel the benefits of being hydrated: you'll have more energy, you'll feel better and more focused, and your skin will look better!

Celebrate National Hydration Day

Stay hydrated!

The best way to start a habit of drinking more water is by setting up reminders on your phone or calendar to drink a glass of water at different points throughout your day.

On average, you should aim to drink around 8 glasses of water a day (this is equivalent to around 2 liters), but this is dependent on your age, physical activity, and climate. 

If you don't really enjoy the taste of water, you can always infuse it with some of your favorite fruits or herbs to make it tastier and more refreshing. Some popular mix-ins include cucumber, mint, lemon, and strawberry. 

Know these Unique Facts about Water

  • The amount of water required by men and women differs. While men need around 15.5 cups of water daily, women need an average of 11.5 cups of water every day.
  • According to the National Institutes of Health, people who drink less water have witnessed several improvements on drinking more water. They are usually less tired, less sleepy and less confused.
  • If water is too bland for you, you can squeeze some lime into it. Lime water helps to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. 
  • As per the latest UN report, around 26 percent of the global population does not have access to clean drinking water and around 46 percent do not have proper sanitation facilities. Drinking impure water can cause diarrhea, cholera, polio, typhoid, and many more.

National Hydration Day
National Hydration Day

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