Your body is made primarily up of water. Because of this, you need to replenish the fluids continually you lose throughout the day. Doctors recommend drinking at least eight servings of 8-ounce glasses of water at a minimum. In reality, you should probably be drinking even more than that. But is one water source better than others? Is all water created equal, or are some kinds of water better for you than others?
The old water cooler. A staple of the American office. References to discussions around the water cooler have remained in pop culture and in regular conversations for decades. Why? The water cooler, at least for a time, was the one real object anyone in the office would walk to. Not too long ago, before businesses started to add games and other decompressing objects to help you mentally relax, the water cooler and the coffee maker were the only two places you could get up and run into someone else from the other side of the office. Read More
It’s hard to know exactly where your tap water has been. Sure, it typically flows through the city’s water purification center, but from there it must travel a long way to your home, all the while moving through plumbing that likely hasn’t been serviced in decades (if not longer). If you live in a more rural area the water may originate from a local well, in which case the water is often stationary for long periods of time in an older well, before arriving at your home.
Most people drank water from a well for much of human history. Water wells date back almost 10,000 years, first appearing in the Neolithic era. Wells can provide a reliable source of water when surface water is scarce.
Pharmaceuticals, treated sewage, disinfectants, agricultural runoff and industrial waste, and other chemicals. Municipal water systems compound these issues by treating water with chlorine and similar chemicals, which can break down into halo actic aids and trihalomethanes. If you are using well water, fertilizers, pesticides, and bacteria, as well as calcium and magnesium (the precursors of hard water) can leech into system.
Start the new year off right. If you, or someone you know,would like to shed a few pounds, drinking water can help. Water is a natural appetite suppressant and it will keep your body fully hydrated during the day, replenishing any lost moisture. It can also help burn the calories you have already consumed. Read More