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HEAL of Washington County wants to inspire people to “rethink” many of their popular drink choices as a way to improve theirhealth. People often don’t realize how many of their daily calories and large amounts of added sugar are coming from these beverages. Drinking beverages like soda, sports drinks and energy drinks which are loaded with sugar can be harmful to your health and may lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Water is the best choice and has numerous health benefits including keeping you hydrated, boosting energy production, and flushing body waste.
Are you up for the challenge? 
We’re challenging you to Rethink Your Drink! Simply switch from drinking sugar-sweetened beverages to water and track the amount of water you drink for 6 weeks. Prizes and information will be provided throughout the challenge to keep you motivated. The challenge officially starts on May 19th, but register now and we will keep you up to date on all the latest challenge news!
If you’re worried about making the switch to water, try infusing your water with a few healthy ingredients to help you enjoy drinking it more! It’s simple to do and will leave you feeling refreshed and well hydrated as the hotter months approach. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to get you started.
 
Aside from tasting delicious, these drinks look beautiful too. And keeping 2-3 flavors in your fridge offers enough variety to ensure that your taste buds never get bored. To keep your varieties budget-friendly, simply choose fruits that are in season and snip some herbs from your garden.
If you’re looking to take that next step toward better health, sign up for the challenge today! Encourage your family, co-workers and friends to join you. Rethink Your Drink!
Motivate. Hydrate. Feel Great.