Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The first step of being healthy is, TO DRINK WATER. It is necessary for the body to get rid of toxins and for hydration just to name a small few. It is no coincidence that the earth and the body are both made up of 75% water. Since it seems that everything in life is complicated, allow me to simplify the truths about water and you.
- How Much To Drink? Take your weight and divide it by two. That is how many ounces of water you should drink per day. In my case I take 195/2 and come up with 97.5.
- What Type? I personally drink filtered bottled water. Of course there are many options out there from different bottled water companies and filtration systems. Please do your homework on what type because drinking water straight from the tap is not all that healthy
- I Don't Like the Taste! This is actually a very genuine reaction for most people I know. Many tend to shy away from drinking water because they don't like the "taste". That is why Vitamin Water and Sports Drinks are such a hot and high yielding profitable products. Basically these businesses are making lots of $$$$$ because of this very fact. Some more readily available alternatives are putting fresh lemons or limes in your water to add taste and some type of natural vitamins.
- Still Bored of Water? Drink Tea. Yes, drinking the right teas help because you are hydrating yourself and some teas have antioxidants which seem to be hot in the streets nowadays for it's health benefits. I recommend decaffeinated for obvious reasons. Like anything though, do your research to find the right ones for you.
I hope that this information has helped. Because this is so important and those reading it have an easier time accessing clean water, let's not forget about those who can't. Please donate to organizations that are doing something about this or to the people directly.
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