Drink This, Not That!
We live in a society where obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic. The problem is especially concerning in children and teenagers, the prevalence of obesity in kids and teens has DOUBLED in the last 20 years!
A study was published in 2010 in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, which concluded with a simple and effective way to reduce the excess intake of calories causing childhood overweight and obesity. The solution is as simple as drink this, not that….replacing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (known as SSBs) with water. The study showed that cutting out sugary drinks like soda, sweetened tea and even some juices, it would eliminate an average of 235 excess calories each day!! Did you know that it would take a teenager jogging for 30 minutes to burn off the calories found in one 12oz can of soda?
Bridging the gap between daily energy intake and daily energy expenditure is important if we are to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Eliminating SSBs from our children’s diets and replacing it with water is an important (and easy!!) first step we can take.
Some parents complain that their children simply do not like the taste of water. An easy solution is the Stonybrook 904 water system. It offers sparkling water in addition to hot and cold water. We also offer our sugar-free sprays in yummy orange, lemon-lime and berry flavors that are sure to be a hit with your kids!
It’s a new year and a time to make a fresh start….why not try a Stonybrook system for your family? We promise you’ll be happy you did!