Alarming! More Than Half Of Us In The US Aren’t Drinking Enough Water
We’ve all heard time and time again how important it is to stay hydrated, especially when we lead busy lives or engage in frequent exercise. But how many of us are truly proactive when it comes to getting enough water?
Research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently demonstrated that more than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not drinking enough water to maintain optimal health, and approximately a quarter drink no plain water whatsoever.
The authors of this study examined data from over 4,000 children and adolescents who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Using a process known as urine osmolality, they were able to assess the concentration of each participant’s urine and therefore their hydration status.
They discovered that just over half of the participants were failing to drink enough water. Moreover, there…