A recent study by the Institute of Medicine (IoM) suggests that with obesity due to affect 42 percent of Americans by 2030, one of the healthy solutions to combating this problem is to emphasize the benefits of drinking water.
Experts are beginning to find increasing evidence of a link between drinking bottled water and tooth decay in young children, according to Newsday.
When you walk into the kitchen and turn on the faucet for a refreshing glass of water, you assume that it is safe and free of potentially harmful substances. The problem is drinking water from the tap is not completely pure, and it is not the same in every part of the country. For instance, some drinking water systems have a higher concentration of lead than others. Washington, DC is one particular area that has previously been cited for its lead problems.
Everyone knows that drinking water is vital for a healthy body and mind, but just how much does this natural hydration choice help our bodies? According to a new study published in the Appetite Journal, drinking water with meals could be one of the easiest ways to avoid obesity.
Warmer weather is right around the corner, and children of all ages will be outside more, participating in sports, spending time at camp and enjoying other activities. Unfortunately, many coaches and recreation instructors fail to make sure the children they’re supervising are getting the appropriate amounts of water they need to remain healthy. The sun can beat down on the backs of many players, causing them to sweat and use up precious supplies of stored water. It’s essential these kids continue to drink water, especially when participating in endurance sports.
Parents are always concerned about their children’s health. Many adults monitor what their kids eat, remove sugary foods from their homes and require their children to drink water instead of soda. However, recent research may persuade families to reduce their consumption of bottled water.
Americans may be blissfully unaware, but they most certainly have bisphenol-A (BPA) in their bloodstreams. In fact, nine out of ten Americans do, according to a 2009 government study. The chemical is a compound used to make the plastic that lines the inside of food and beverage containers including bottled water. Unfortunately, it does not bind to the containers for long and seeps into the body, affecting various organs and causing numerous health ailments. What’s more, studies have found BPA in breast milk and amniotic fluid in the umbilical cord, so pregnant women who drink water from plastic containers are harming their unborn children.
All across North America, students and faculty members are joining forces to ban the bottle on campus. The inordinate waste of disposable plastic water bottles has plagued the environment for far too long, and with a few simple changes, a school, business or government agency can make worthwhile changes in their consumption of water.
Many Americans do not appreciate the value of clean, refreshing tap water. In third-world countries, people have to travel for miles to find pure water to drink, and even then the supply is limited.
In 2009, Americans spent $10.6 billion on bottled water – up to 1,000 times the cost of tap water, reports Food & Water Watch. What’s more, almost half of all bottled water (48.7 percent) came from municipal tap water supplies that same year.
The winter months can be hard for people who typically get sick. The colder weather whistling in the air can cause drafts to enter homes, and the amount of germs existing on common surfaces can infect even the most cautious of consumers.
Teachers, for example, are in constant contact with unpleasant viruses and bacteria. Working with young children can be tough already, getting sick and having to remain on the job can make it worse. In order to prevent illness in school systems across the United States, committee officials may want to allocate funding toward solutions that eliminate equipment in classrooms that typically house germs.