Water, a life giving force, some thing we just can't do with out. Fresh, clean water is becoming an issue in many countries and even in Australia, we have issues. Newcastle's contamination of the ground water near the Airport, the Hunter River, the Darling Basin's salination just to name a few. Then the problems with old pipes: lead, copper come to mind, and possible plastic leaching in the newer ones; cleaning process and the contamination of what is meant to be clean water. A solution? Water filters and purifiers. I am not a supplier, but do believe it is important to install and use them.
Reverse osmosis is the optimum, moving through to purchasing, what one would hope to be clean water. I encourage every one to do their homework, consider what is possible for their own household.
Our body responds really well when we drink the optimum amount and type of fluids best for our body. Approximately 35ml/Kg of body weight is required to keep our body hydrated and do all the things it does. What this equates to is for a 80kg person, 2.8Lts over the day, a 103Kg person requires approximately 3.6Lts per day. Yes, this is a lot, and many are struggling to drink even 500mls.
Why is water so important? Not only important but vital....When we don't drink enough, our body start to look and feel like the outback - dry, dusty and potentially desert like.
Water helps in the following ways, and not in order of value:
Other fluids that count as water include
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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