5 things you should know about water

Whatever the latest food trend—chia seeds, coconut flour, kale chips—you’re on it. But you might be skimping on the most basic thing you can do for your health: chugging enough water.

woman_drinking_water“I see this happening a lot with busy women,” noted Dr. Pamela Peeke, a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland and author of “Body for Life for Women.” “They become so absorbed with work, answering e-mails and texting that they neglect to grab a water bottle.” Soon they’re parched and draggy.

Other signs of mild dehydration: muscle cramps, dizziness and headaches. Women who are even slightly dehydrated may find it harder to concentrate than those who aren’t, according to a recent study in The Journal of Nutrition. And if your body is regularly running low on water, you’re more likely to be constipated, too. Read more

Maldives in water crisis after fire at treatment plant

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Hotels and island resorts are not affected by the water shortage

A fire at a water treatment plant in the Maldives has cut off drinking water to the capital of the Indian Ocean country.

About 100,000 residents in Male have lost access to drinkable tap water, the government says.

The authorities are providing bottled water free of charge. Scuffles were reported as residents fought to buy up water supplies in shops. Read more

Water risk as world warms

When pondering the best way to study the impact of climate change, researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber liked to recall an old Hindu fable. Six men, all blind but thirsty for know­ledge, examine an elephant. One fumbles the pachyderm’s sturdy side, while others grasp at its tusk, trunk, knee, ear or tail. In the end, all are completely misled as to the nature of the beast.

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Water scarcity in parts of Africa could become worse, according to a complementary set of climate projections.

The analogy worked. Although many researchers had modelled various aspects of the global-warming elephant, there had been no comprehensive assessment of what warming will really mean for human societies and vital natural resources. But that changed last year when Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, and other leading climate-impact researchers launched the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project. Read more

Shocking News About What’s in Your Bottled Water

In all of my workshops, whether they are focused on health, success or mindset, I always start with the importance of hydration. Unfortunately , we as a society are under-educated about water quality in the US and big water corporations are doing a great job at marketing their bottled water to us while convincing us that their water is the best water.

Shocking-News-About-Whats-in-Your-Bottled-WaterThere are gazzilions of bottled water brands, and most of them are not actually as safe for drinking as they’d like you to believe.  Although you may think that bottled water is a safer option than tap, two new reports show that the store-bought stuff is actually less regulated than the water you get out of your faucet for free. Read more

Global Water Supply

The rising human population has led to an increase in water consumption, resulting in a strain on our global water supply.

Humans are consuming our available water supply at an alarming rate. It’s time we start treating every drop of water like the precious resource it is.

Water-DropletAs the global population grows, we are using more and more water. Humans need water to survive. The Earth needs water to support its ecosystems. So far, we’ve had underground reservoirs thousands of years old at our disposal. But our current consumption is surpassing the supply. Read more