After spending the first term inspiring Americans, particularly children, to exercise with the “Let’s Move” campaign, first lady Michelle Obama is now concerning herself with what’s going in their bodies with the “Drink Up” campaign.
Specifically, the first lady is encouraging the nation to drink more water.
“The idea drinking water increases energy, the word I’ve used to describe it is: quixotic,” Goldfarb said. “We’re designed to drink when we’re thirsty. … There’s no need to have more than that.”
According to the Institute of Medicine, men need roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day, while women need 2.2 liters (about 9 cups).
Kass said the first lady definitely practices what she is now preaching.
“She is a water drinker from morning until night,” Kass said. “Obviously, I’m not with her all day, so I don’t know exactly how much. She drinks water throughout the day. She pretty much has water with her whenever I see her.”