This KS2 PSHE quiz will help you learn about the important roles water has in our bodies and give you ideas on how you can increase your water intake to maintain your health.
In order to live a healthy lifestyle it is important that we eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water. Water has many benefits for both physical and mental health. The majority of bodily functions require water in order to work effectively, keeping us healthy and preventing illness. A large proportion of our body is made up of water but this is lost during the day through various methods, so it is vital that we replace the lost water to prevent dehydration occurring as this can be a dangerous condition. Water can be found in many places however not all of it is safe to drink and can be used for other reasons instead. For health and safety reasons you should only drink bottled water and tap water if you have been told by an adult it is safe to do so. Rain, lake and seawater is not safe to drink because it has not been purified and may contain parasites and bacteria that can cause illness.