Can you honestly say that there are much better things than drinking a glass of cool water on a hot summer day? Not me…
People underestimate the true genius of water… drastically.
Water is like superman. It saves lives.
To a certain degree it gives life. All living things need water. Plant and animal alike. It is the one common element.
Lack of clean water is a big concern these days. Over 1 billion people do not have adequate access to clean water. This creates an environment where disease can run rampant.
Water conservation is a big deal as well. As the world population grows access is clean water supplies will become and even bigger issue.
Recently there has been some discussion as to whether drinking more water can actually help increase your health. A doctor named Stanley Goldfarb became interested in the classic advice to drinks 8 cups (1/2 gallon or 2 liters) of water a day. He says that he researched the medical journals about it and had trouble finding anything conclusive. Whether this is a lack of research or a lack of effect is yet to be determined. (Please read the WebMD resource below for more info.)
With that being said, I think, and Dr. Goldfarb agrees, that it can’t hurt to drink more water, except in the most extreme of circumstances.
What’s the best advice I have gathered?
- Sip on a regular basis. Like eating less food more often seems to work for some people so does drinking less more often.
- The body is an amazing machine, but even small changes can effect it. If you are feeling tired, water is sometimes the cure.
- Follow your thirst mechanism. More water is beneficial to a point, but than its effect die off. Which is why sipping water makes sense.
With all that being said, I think it can only help to carry a water bottle and have it nearby. I would also recommend using water to replace much of the coffee, tea, and soda we drink. While it is not a miracle drug, water can be the answer to some of our health problems. It is something to experiment with and to discover what the optimal level of water intake is right for you.