Let’s Raise Awareness of World Water Day!
Did you know water is so essential for our bodies that there is a day to celebrate it? That’s right! March 22 is recognized as World Water Day. This day is perfect to raise awareness about the importance of fresh water consumption for our health. For those who have access, it is a day to be grateful and not take this access to clean water for granted. Indeed… Around 2.1 billion people in the world don’t have access to safe water. As water is vital, access to water is a human right. Nobody should be denied this.
Here are some reasons why everyone should drink clean water on a daily basis:
Water regulates body temperature
Your body loses water through sweat during any physical activity, sports, and more so in hot environments. If you don’t drink enough water daily you may get dehydrated and lose electrolytes and plasma. You need to replenish the water you lose, otherwise, your body temperature will rise and that may cause you some problems. Keep in mind: you don’t need to be thirsty to drink water. If you are thirsty that means you are already getting dehydrated.
Water aids in the digestion process
Drinking water before, during and after meals helps your body break down the food you consume more easily so that your body can absorb all the important nutrients. If you don’t drink enough water with your meals you may encounter digestion problems and even experience constipation. Ideally, drink enough water at least 30 minutes before eating; drink some during your meal if you need to; and have a glass of water an hour after eating.
Water helps improve your mood!
As strange as it sounds, this fact is true! When we are dehydrated we tend to get tired, moody and even anxious. Drinking fresh water enhances your mood and helps boost energy as well as impacting your focus and alertness levels. That’s why when we are sick doctors always recommend rest and water!
Water improves blood oxygen circulation
When we stay hydrated, our blood circulates easier through our bodies. The reason? Water has a positive effect on our circulation by carrying helpful nutrients and oxygen in our entire body. Beverages such as tea and coffee do the opposite, they dehydrate our bodies. So, if you are a coffee addict, you may want to cut down the consumption and start drinking more water instead!
So, what can you do to drink clean water? You have different options:
- Install a water filter at home: Having a water filter will give you the peace of mind that your water will always be clean, fresh and free of harmful chemicals. Water filters are cost-effective, and they save you the trouble of going shopping every day for bottled water which does not contribute to the environment.
- Get a reusable bottle with a filter: This is also a great alternative to tap or plastic bottled water. These bottles provide you clean healthy water whenever you go. We offer plastic reusable bottles and stainless steel bottles. What’s great is that you can refill them anywhere and have it with you so you never get dehydrated. These types of bottle are also great for kids to ensure they drink plenty of water when they are in school.
The human right to water entitles everyone, without discrimination, to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use; which includes water for drinking, personal sanitation, washing of clothes, food preparation, and personal and household hygiene.
Yet, more than 700 children under five years of age die every day from diarrhea linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Remember: no one should be denied access to safe, clean water. Everyone should have access to clean water regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, health status or even nationality. We should all come together to fight for access to clean water for everyone to live a decent and healthy life!