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Six Fun Facts about Water that Your Child must Know About

Team StoryWeavers|September 28, 2021, 12:56 IST| 29

‘Stay hydrated!’

This is a common piece of advice given to everyone. It’s important for adults and children alike to drink sufficient water. Water has plenty of health benefits and keeps our bodies running like a well-oiled machine. 

 Children need at least six cups of water everyday to stay healthy. While enough has been written about the benefits of staying hydrated, children may need to understand how drinking water is important to them in an engaging way. Thereby, they will take an initiative to drink water and simultaneously learn about their body. 

Here are some fun facts about water that will kindle their curiosity to learn more about the benefits of drinking water and also urge them to stay hydrated:

Drinking water makes you happy

Be happy and hydrated

There are some chemical messengers called hormones in our body that travel in your bloodstream. These hormones help you grow, feel happiness or sadness and stimulate all other functions that your body performs. Happiness hormones called endorphins make you feel good and when you drink enough water, these endorphins circulate better in your body.  If drinking sufficient amounts of water makes you happy, wouldn’t you drink a lot more of it?

Drink enough water to learn better

What if we told you that drinking water might help you improve your grades!

Expert scientists from top universities in London such as Westminster say that students who drink more water scored 5% higher than those who drank less water. 

 What’s the connection, you may wonder! 

The brain – which helps you think – is made up of a lot of water (almost 75%). And when you drink enough water, it functions better! Your focus improves and you become more creative too. When you focus better, you obviously learn better and the outcomes also improve. 

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty

A lot of you might forget to drink water after a long day at school. You suddenly feel thirsty and remember to have a cup of water or two. Sometimes, if the lessons are particularly interesting, you might even ignore the feeling of thirst. Feeling thirsty is not the cue to have water. It is an indication that your body has lost up to 2% of the total water that it needs to hold. So, don’t wait until you are thirsty. 

 Have those six or eight cups of water everyday!

Drink more water!

 Drinking sufficient water is more important than food

A balanced, nutritious diet is important, without doubt. However, you need to drink sufficient water – it is more important. While food helps your body receive sufficient nutrients and strength, water helps the nutrients flow in your body, helps digestion and is important for your body as a whole to function properly.

In fact, did you know that the average person could live without food for nearly a month, but could only survive about 3 or 4 days without water? 

What are you waiting for? Go have a glass of water now!

Water helps you fight illnesses

You may learn later in your science classes that your body has an immune system to protect you from diseases. Water is an important factor in building up the immune system, scientists say. With flu and covid infections around you, it is important to build up your immune system, right?

Besides, when you have sufficient water, it also flushes out the toxins ( unhealthy substances) in your body through your urine when you excrete. That’s one of the reasons why you are asked to drink extra water when you are down with the flu. You recover a lot sooner!

Sipping vs guzzling: which one is better?

Do you take water in small sips or do you just gulp it down? Next time you have a gulp of a lot of water, remember to take sips. 

When you gulp a lot of water, it gets distributed unevenly in your body because a gush of water enters your body and most of it goes off as urine. However, when you sip water, it enters your body in equal, small amounts and you reap the benefits of water more effectively.

You can drink too much water

There is no number on the number of cups of water that you can have, but you can drink too much water. 

So what happens when you drink too much water?

Your brain works slowly, you may be more confused and your stomach might have some cramps. You wouldn’t want that, right? So, ensure that you drink six to eight glasses of water on a normal day and a little bit more during summer. 

Any other fun facts about water that you want to explore? Share your answers with us in the comments.

 

About the Author


Aparna is a mom, singer and dreamer. At BYJU\'S, she writes stories about learning for children. She believes in the power of music, especially ghazal, the magic of the universe and happy learners. When not writing or singing, you will find her intensely engaged in conversations about life and the power of words.

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Chirag Verma

September 28, 2021

We should not drink more water than our body needs and we should also not drink less water than our body needs.


Chirag Verma

September 28, 2021

Fact- Water is a molecule like Graphene.


Chirag Verma

September 28, 2021

Atomic number of Water is 1+8=9.


Chirag Verma

September 28, 2021

ICE 8
Tempreature- Very High
Pressure- Very High
Colour- Dark
Density- Of Course High
Found Naturally on Earth- No


Azam khan

September 28, 2021

Thanks


adbv firoz khan

September 28, 2021

Water is most important part of life H2o+plant=life every process of life need water so bahut bahut bahut water piyo make life long


Dharmi Rathod

September 28, 2021

If you can more drink water you can do urine a lot of time and your body and your skin makes look beautiful also and all skin decease goes on


Kumar Pratyush Raj

September 29, 2021

Great initiative!

Kudos to team Byju’s…


Yuvan

September 29, 2021

Good


Keerat Kaur

September 29, 2021

If we drink more than 6-8 glasses of water than it is good for us Or not.


Sksirajunnisa

September 29, 2021

Wonderful topic


Sksirajunnisa

September 29, 2021

Best topic


Shaik mohammed Al Fowzan

September 29, 2021

Best 👍


Deepak Kumar

September 29, 2021

This is nice


Yuvti Ravindra Chaugule

September 29, 2021

Now I now facts about drinking water and the facts are very interesting to learn.
I love Disney Byju’s App and there are many fun videos and activities.


Sarthak

September 29, 2021

Nice ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️


Vihaan Kulkarni

September 30, 2021

Fun fact about water

When you take enough water with you to drink during playing it helps you to play easily and effectively.


B. Puvisha

September 30, 2021

Nice and interesting information


Keshu ketv

September 30, 2021

Helpful for develop knowledge.

Thanks for your creativity.


Aradhya

September 30, 2021

We need water to hydrate our body…………. …


Kaushlendra Yadav

October 1, 2021

Very good knowledge given by you


K V Pandit

October 1, 2021

Nice for our child to have nice information


Yoglaxmi Tiwari

October 1, 2021

I like it


Prutha mehta

October 1, 2021

I like to drink a lot of water because it help me to digest so I drink a six glasses of water in a day and I also know that I will always drink slowly so I can digest my brain
Thank you


Ratna manjari

October 1, 2021

It’s very interesting n amazing fact about 💧. Thanks


Ritu singh

October 3, 2021

Water is very important part our body. Human body part made in 70 % of water.


Harshavardhan

October 4, 2021

The importance of drinking water


NIRBHAY CHOUHAN

October 5, 2021

I am 7 years old. I drink clean water. Every morning I am drink one glass luke warm water. Every day I am drink 8 glass of water. Water is very important for us.


Dharshan karthiik

October 21, 2021

We must drink sufficient water daily.


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