Drink Up

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Let’s talk hydration.

Drinking water has many benefits:

  • It helps keep you cool and regulates your body’s temperature.
  • It removes waste products from your body.
  • It protects your spinal cord.
  • It cushions your joints.

How much?

You’ve probably heard the advice, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” That’s easy to remember. And it’s a reasonable goal.

Fewer than 8 glasses might be fine for some people. And some will need to drink more. How much you need depends on your situation. You’ll need to drink more when you’re physically active. Or if you live in a hot climate and need to replace water you’re losing through sweat.

Easy ways to get more water:

  1. Take a water bottle with you when you’re away from home. You can freeze one to have ice-cold water on the go.
  2. Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened drinks. Drinking water instead of one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened drink can save you 240 calories.
  3. Order water when you’re eating out. Try adding a slice of lemon or lime for a burst of flavor.
  4. Eat some fruit they’re full of water.
    • Watermelon – up to 91%
    • Strawberries – up to 91%
    • Grapefruit – up to 91%
    • Cantaloupe – up to 90%
    • Pineapple – up to 86%

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Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.