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CHS Teacher Starts The Water Gallon Challenge

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    Crofton School’s music teacher Katie Kleinschmit is challenging herself to drink a gallon of water each day for a month and is setting a trend for students. She started The Water Gallon Challenge on November 2, because she felt she was drinking too much coffee and wanted to replace it with something healthier. A friend of hers had given her the idea when she had seen it on Pinterest. “The most difficult part was making sure I planned bathroom breaks!  A teacher’s schedule doesn't allow for many extra bathroom trips!” Kleinschmit said.

    Once I noticed my choir teacher carrying a gallon milk jug around filled with water, I got curious as to what she was doing. I thought it was a great idea and I asked her if she minded having someone to join her. Later that day I researched all the benefits of this challenge online.

    The challenge increases a person’s energy by helping them think, focus, concentrate and be more alert, it also reduces sickness by improving the immune system. Drinking more water it fills up the stomach faster, so one’s will not be so hungry all the time which encourages weight loss. Water also raises one’s metabolism and has no calories. It flushes out all the toxins in the body and helps in digestion. Water improves skin complexion, keeping skin hydrated and fresh and getting rid of wrinkles. It helps relieve headaches and prevents cramps and sprains. When the body is functioning well, it will create a better mood. Also, water is cheaper than soda and coffee.

    I started the challenge on November 8, and it has been somewhat difficult because it is hard to drink that much water in a day. The first couple days I did the challenge I barely finished my gallon, but the more I did it, the easier the challenge got. When I started carrying around my own gallon, students around me asked what I was doing. Since then many have said they wanted to try this challenge themselves. I challenge you to participate in The Water Gallon Challenge as well.