We believe that drinking water is the healthiest way to hydrate.
Our mission is to raise public awareness of healthy hydration, and encourage sustainable healthy hydration habits, by sharing scientific research, educational materials and practical tools.
Nutritional advice typically focuses on food intake. Yet, the quantity and quality of the fluids we drink every day can have a significant impact on our well-being and long-term health. Therefore, one of our primary challenges is to communicate the fundamental need for healthcare policymakers and practitioners to proactively provide healthy hydration advice.
Need for action
In the context of the development of obesity worldwide and the development of kidney disease, there is a need to develop prevention approaches. Among other healthy lifestyle measures, drinking an adequate amount of water every day can significantly contribute to maintaining good heath. We believe there is a need to increase awareness on the scientific evidence supporting the need and the benefits of drinking enough water each day and to educate all stakeholders. This is precisely what the Hydration for Health initiative aims to achieve:
- People need to be made more aware of the current worldwide obesity ‘epidemic’ and its implications for future health
- Healthcare professionals should be encouraged to talk with colleagues and patients about the importance of encouraging water intake, particularly in children
- Guidelines, particularly those covering hydration and health, should be made available for healthcare professionals to discuss with patients
- Consumption of water in preference to other beverages should be highlighted as a simple step towards healthier hydration
Expert Working Group
Our Expert Working Group meet regularly to discuss the importance of healthy hydration and to develop strategies to encourage patients and the general public to adopt healthier hydration practices.
INSERM Unit 858, University of Toulouse, France
Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire / National Obesity Forum, UK
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
CHU de Caen, France
National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico
University Professor, specialist in sports physiology and expert in hydration, Connecticut, USA