The reason why you go to the bathroom is because even when you eat healthy foods with all the right vitamins and minerals, there are still certain things your body doesn’t hang on to, which you get rid of by peeing and pooping.
Your pee is made up of mostly water, but part of it is other stuff that your body is trying to get rid of, such as salt or germs. For this reason, pee is something you don’t want to put back into your body. (That’s why you should always wash your hands after going to the bathroom.)
Because you don’t want to put pee back into your body, you also don’t want to be around it. It’s not a good idea to pee in a swimming pool because the pee your body is trying to get rid of would still be all around you while you swim! (Yuck!) It would also be around all of the other people who are swimming in the same pool, and if you or another swimmer accidentally swallows some pool water, some of those germs can be particularly unhealthy. When you’re swimming, the best idea is to take regular bathroom breaks or to go as soon as you feel the need. Then, you can have fun and not worry about any accidents!
In addition to swimming, what are some of your other favorite sunny-day activities?? Going to the beach, playing outdoor games, and relaxing in the shade are a few good ideas!
Draw a picture of one of your favorite all-time hot summer days. What made that day so awesome??