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Healthy Fun for Families: Water Works

Activity Idea: Community events can be a way to get your family active, walks for causes, 5k run/walks, bike fairs to name a few,. These are a great way to not only be active but also to give back or pass on to your community. Good for kids to get involved in these types of events to develop a sense of community which contributes to good health.

Nutrition Tip: Water is actually the best fluid to keep us or people hydrated for regular sporting or general activities. Sports drinks and energy drinks provide calories and other ingredients that are unnecessary. Unless you are doing extreme training such as for a marathon, your body does not require any other fluid than water. It is understandable that people get tired of drinking plain water or just simply don't like it.

Here are some ways to jazz up your H20:

(Ideas from Prevention.com)

? Scrunch six mint sprigs to release their flavor. Combine them with 3 cups cubed mango (fresh or frozen) and two thinly sliced limes; gently muddle with a wooden spoon or spatula.

? Combine two thinly sliced lemons, two thinly sliced limes, two thinly sliced grapefruits, and two thinly sliced oranges. Gently muddle with a wooden spoon or spatula.

? Combine 2 cups raspberries and 2 cups blackberries. Crush them gently with a wooden spoon or spatula.




? Scrunch 8 fresh mint leaves to release their flavor. Combine them with 3 cups halved strawberries, and gently muddle with a wooden spoon or spatula.

? Stir together two thinly sliced cucumbers and two seeded and sliced jalapeño peppers

? Combine 2 cups pitted and halved fresh cherries, three thinly sliced lemons, and two vanilla beans. Gently muddle with a wooden spoon or spatula.

? Scrunch four rosemary sprigs to release their flavor. Combine them with 6 cups watermelon chunks.

Sponsored by the Fit and Healthy Coalition with the support of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.







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