The New Fountain: A Refreshing Look at Hydration

Lilly Keagy, Section Reporter

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We all get thirsty; it’s a part of life. But what can students do when they only have a few minutes between our classes and a quick sip just isn’t enough to quench that thirst? Well, thanks to Mr. Bentea, the school has the EZH2O Drinking Fountain. Now, this isn’t your typical fountain. Not only can you get a drink, but you can also fill up your bottle so you can take water to your classes as well. Even Mrs. Roberts uses it on a daily basis to keep herself hydrated as she works hard to keep the school running. If that isn’t enough, this fountain filters out harmful chemicals such as the dreaded lead that has haunted the school’s pipes for so long.

Now this may not seem like the most exciting addition to the school, but without a good fountain, how would we hydrate throughout the day? Because water makes up 70% of the human body, many things could go wrong without it. Some diseases such a the Urinary Tract Infection (U.T.I.), which according to www.mayoclinic.org, can give you severe pain in your urinary tract and also cause foul smells (as if puberty wasn’t bad enough). And that isn’t even the worst of it. Without water, you may develop kidney stones, or even kidney failure, which can lead to death. Now, on the bright side, if you stay hydrated, it helps clear your skin, improves muscle movement, and naturally flushes out nasty toxins.

But many people get discouraged because we are told we are supposed to drink about two liters a day. But wipe that sweat off your brow, because the truth is (drumroll please), we only need to drink water when we are thirsty.

So stay healthy and keep hydrating!

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