Water is a very important to our lives, especially when trying to be healthy and active. In order for our bodies to perform at its maximum capacity and be fully operational, we need to consume a certain amount of water each day.
Daily Water Consumption
There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. The health authorities commonly recommend eight to ten glasses of water for a full grown adult, which equals about 2 litres. But when we consume that amount of water, our bodies naturally get rid of half of that amount when visiting the restroom. A good rule of thumb to remember is when you relieve yourself, you need to replenish with more water to maintain hydration levels.
When looking at children between the ages of 4 and 12, researchers have found that they tend to drink more fruit juices than water. Yes, they might be consuming liquids but the liquid which they are consuming are more of a danger in terms of overload of sugar and other ingredients.
In their daily lives, children are extremely active and energetic – even more so when they consume sugary drinks. The following minimum recommendations are best suited for children within their age groups:
- 5 – 8 years need to consume 5 glasses of water per day.
- 9 – 12 years need to consume 7 glasses a day.
- 13+ years need to consume the same amount as adults, which is 8 – 10 glasses.
When looking at schools, water needs to be made a priority. An adequate amount of clean, accessible drinking water fountains needs to be readily available for them.
We stock a range a water fountains which can be installed differently. Whether you require a wall mounted fountain or a floor standing fountain – indoor or outdoor, we have them all. Our wheelchair accessible water fountains are something which we have put a lot of thought into as there are special requirements for them in terms of size, height and width to provide the comfort and ease of the person consuming from the fountain.
Remember, you and your child should drink more water when you’re exercising or on a hot day. We often don’t feel thirsty even when our bodies need fluid, so it’s a good idea to drink water regularly throughout the day.
Does your school or property require a drinking fountain? Do not hesitate to contact us on +44 20 8670 2000 or fill in our contact form with you requirements and we will get back to you.