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“Drink Up”: First Lady’s New Campaign to Encourage Drinking Water

by on September 14, 2013
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Drink Up

Many Americans fail to drink the world’s first energy drink: water.  In a recent study, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 43% of adults drink less than four cups of water a day; That includes 36% who drink one to three cups, and 7% who drink none.

First Lady Michelle Obama continues to encourage Americans to be healthy with her new campaign: Drink Up. Following the Let’s Move campaign that promoted active lifestyles, especially for children, Drink Up aims to increase Americans’ water intake. Yesterday, the First Lady kicked off her campaign at a high school in fittingly-named Watertown, Wisconsin.

“I’ve come to realize that if we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water,” Obama said in a statement, “That’s it — it’s really that simple. Drink just one more glass of water a day and you can make a real difference for your health, your energy, and the way you feel.”

“So Drink Up and see for yourself.” – First Lady Michelle Obama

Drink Up Campaign

First Lady, Michelle Obama announces “Drink Up”.

Drink Up is teaming up with Partnership of a Healthier America as well as water beverage companies such as: Voss, WAT-AHH, Nestle Waters, Deer Park, Dasani, Poland Springs, and Aquafina to push the movement even further. The companies promised raise awareness of water being good for one’s health and not to compete against one another to be “healthier” water.

Earlier this summer, Mayor Bloomberg also launched a campaign to promote cutting down on high sugary beverages. He will also be involved in Drink Up.

Everyone needs to drink water to keep their bodies hydrated and balanced. Those who lead active lifestyles, such as athletes, may find that they need to drink more water than others. To find out how much water you should drink a day, consult your doctor.

To know if you are hydrated throughout the day, pay attention to your urine. If the color is dark, you are not drinking enough water.

How much water do you drink? Do you think the campaign is a good idea?

Let us  know in the comments.

 

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Sources : Chicago Tribune , CBS News

Edited by: Grace Sin

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