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F I T N H E A LT H Y Matters! Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good.

Our body is about 70 percent water, our brain 70 percent, our skin 80 percent. Proper hydration is essential to a healthy and strong body. Many times our choice of beverage dehydrates us. That is why 75 percent of us suffer from chronic dehydration, and most of the time we are not aware of it. In a recent article in the Epoch Times, the connection between dehydration and chronic disease was made. Failure to drink enough water can create excess bodyweight, impact brain function, cause fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. When it comes to water, ask yourself these three questions:

How much water should you drink?

Start with one glass as soon as you get out of bed to replace the water lost during the night and start rehydrating the brain. A solid approach is to drink half your body weight in ounces per day. If you’re 120 pounds, drink 60 ounces a day.

By Bernadette McBurnie

Where can I get the best quality water? The quality of the water you drink matters. A high percentage of tap water today is contaminated with chemicals or other pollutants; such as dichlorophenol, a chemical used in pesticide and chlorinating drinking water.

What is a sustainable way of consuming water? Upon hearing of the dangers in our tap water, a lot of people turn to plastic bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is often just highpriced tap water encased in plastic. Check the label if it says “from a municipal source” or “from a community water system,” it’s tap water. Plastic bottled water also poses a risk for the environment through the disposal of the bottles. An estimated 50 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every year. So let’s stop buying plastic bottled water. When you are on the go, use reusable glass or steel water bottles. Look for a portable bottle with an integrated filter. To protect your health and the health of your loved ones, use a water filtration system in your home and office. Water filtration systems certified for NSF-42, NSF-53 and NSF-372 standards are recommended and will address taste and odor issues, reduce metals and chemicals, and remove impurities.

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