Though it may seem like a no brainer, it turns out water matters a lot.
Why does water matter?
It seems like a silly thing to ask, because of course it matters. We’re made of it, we’re surrounded by it, we consume it and grow with it. Water is a necessity of life. Obviously.
So why is it that 663 million people don’t have access to clean water?
Why is it that 946 million don’t have access to proper sanitation?
Why does access to clean water matter? Because without it, billions of hours are wasted walking to streams and tributaries. Without clean water, economies are stunted and families are crippled. Millions of young girls and women are forced out of school. Countless stomachs are unfed. Read more
The US is experiencing unprecedented droughts and water shortages. What to do?
For someone in the United States who is used to unlimited and practically free access to tap water at any time, until recently, the idea of a water crisis likely conjured up images from far away places.
In the last few years, however, the issue of water has come home to America: from unprecedented droughts in Texas and California, to shortages in Atlanta, to turning off the tap to thousands of residents of Detroit who couldn’t pay their water bills. Now the question is: What do we do about it?
Last week, more than 90 experts from industry, academia, environmental state agencies and the non-profit world met at Columbia University for the first annual “America’s Water” event, organized by the Columbia Water Center and sponsored by the PepsiCo Foundation, to discuss crises and opportunities and to develop a future plan for collaboration. The America’s Water initiative aims to build a network of experts across sectors to develop a research agenda that will inform water infrastructure improvements in the United States through innovative management solutions, new technologies and new policies. Read more
It’s no surprise that we spend the majority of our waking lives at work. The average person will spend around 90,000 hours at their workplace in their lifetime. When it comes to our health, it isn’t always our main priority especially at work, while we’re sitting at our computers or moving from meeting to meeting. Getting through our daily workload will always be at the forefront of our mind.
In Japan, where people work the longest hours – on average 60-70 hours a week – around 10,000 people drop dead at their desks a year, a phenomenon known as “karoshi”. This only highlights the need to look after our health, and one of the most common health issues at the work place is dehydration. Read more
Water is good for you, we all know that. We hear no end that we should be drinking more and more water. After all, water is a vital component for our bodies, let’s not forget that we’re made up of 80% water! Which is actually a very strange thought when you overthink it.
Water basically maintains all of our everyday bodily functions from transporting vital nutrients and oxygen to helping with our day-to-day digestion of food. So we’ve successfully established we NEED it.
But fancy making your water even more helpful to your system? Just add honey, yes honey! I know what you’re thinking.
It’s full of sugar.
But it’s so sweet?
How can honey be healthy?
Fear not friends, honey is actually pretty damn good for you. Drinking a glass of warm honey water everyday can increase your health and even prevent against disease. Yep you heard right, THIS is what will happen if you start drinking honey every day… Read more
We already talked about making flavored water with the easy-to-use Aqua Zinger, but for those who don’t want to spend the money on another household gadget, or who don’t want to waste the kitchen space, you can always skip the gizmos.
The Yummy Life has a great guide to making your own flavored water with nothing but fruit and herbs, ice, water, a spoon and a container. In fact, while considering how to approach the project, she even considered using all kinds of methods, including special products, blenders, boiling and more, but opted to keep the process as simple as possible so she wouldn’t lose motivation to keep making these tasty treats -something everyone can appreciate. Read more