Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dehydration/Hydration Facts

I had the honor of speaking today with Ms. Rhonda Fincher one of the founders of who tragically lost their teen-aged son, Kendrick 6 years ago due to dehydration while playing football. Their site is dedicated to their son and to the cause of hydration education in teens and their teachers...teens should be allowed to drink when thirsty. Please visit and support them in their important efforts, Here are some hydration facts from their site.

Hydration Facts

75% of the body is made up of water
80% of the brain is made up of water
75% of the muscles are made up of water
92% of the blood is made up of water
Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
Water helps convert food into energy
Water regulates body temperature
1% dehydration results in thirst
There is a 10% decrease in your mental performance when you feel thirsty
2% dehydration reduces your ability to work
4% dehydration results in lethargy, apathy and mental symptoms
If you are dehydrated you are more likely to have trouble concentrating, be more irritable and have more headaches
Long-term effects of being dehydrated include kidney and urinary tract infections, constipation, continence problems, and kidney stones.
Drinking more water helps reduce obesity and bed-wetting in children
If you are well hydrated, exercise feels more and more enjoyable.
How much should you drink?
Recommended quantities of water for school age children range from 50 oz for a five-year old to 60 oz for a ten-year old. The minimum fluid intake recommended for adults or children over 100 pounds is your weight divided by 2 (100 pounds = 50 oz of water)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy New Year From Gulpwater.

Our 501(c)3 non-profit foundation "simple" message is to get folks of all ages to(drink) Gulpwater to hydrate.

Chooing to drink any type of clean water vs.sugar drinks is the simplest, easiest cheapest way to instantly improve your life force.

Better for your teeth, your gums, your weight, your heart and your overall blood "labs".

All of these facts are clinically proven. Just gulpwater vs. soda and you'll reduce your caloric intake.

It's sounds simple but we have made a system to get kids to understand and actually consume water vs.other hydration choices.

Just contact us on to request free lesson plans or presentations for your school or class or care facility.

Or visit us at to gift/provide a tax deductible donation to help us to prevent childhood obesity, diabetes, dehydration and dental disease.

Our new facebook site address is for our school and lesson news

Also we are at the facebook address for our foundation news

We are also on twitter as @gulpwater and invite you to follow us.

Thank you all for your support as we become launched - wishing you all a happy and healthy 2012.