Are you tired during the school day?
Maybe you are not drinking enough WATER
Figure out how much water your body needs:
Your weight divided by 3 = number of ounces daily
# of ounces divided by 8 = number of glasses of water needed daily
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
- Preliminary research indicated 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
- A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
- Fruit juice, soft drinks, coffee and tea are all diuretics—they fail to provide neutral pH water because the sugars bind to the water and are treated as food by the brain.
Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head. Utah: Great River Books. 2005.