Did you know that over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water? Your body is composed of 50 to 65% water – unless you are a newborn and then that number climbs to 78%. According to survivalist training, while you can survive 3 weeks without food, you won’t make it 3 days without water!
Water surrounds us, nourishes us and cleanses us. It is key to our health and our survival. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) we should drink water every day, but often don’t. In fact studies suggest that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and the effects can be devastating.
Mark Slemons is one of our favorite pod casters. While his typical focus is business leadership from a relational standpoint he took time to talk about how dehydration can effect the performance of your business team. Click on the image for a quick listen – 15 minutes!
Water is a key component of creation. A design element that gives life. We find it sad that not all of the world’s children have unfettered access to the clean water they so critically need. There are a myriad of organizations that are taking on this challenge, CharityWater being one mentioned by Mark in his pod. Click Here for a list of 5 others.
97% of the water on Earth is salt water. There are also billions of gallons of water vapor in the air at any given moment. Protecting both our air and oceans from pollution must be a priority for the health of our planet. The Ocean Clean Up is an organization doing incredibly creative work.
You can save yourself while saving the planet! Increase your water intake by cutting out obesity causing sugar drinks. Replace the harmful with what God designed to help you. Many times convenience is the greatest obstacle. For that reason we suggest investing in two items:
Yeti Rambler will keep your water COLD for hours and hours. I am never without mine! It is an easy way to get those 20 ounces in your body every morning per Mark’s recommendation! These Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry. DuraCoat is a durable coat of color that won’t fade, peel, or crack through extended field use and also provide additional grip to the Rambler’s exterior
LifeStraw should be in everyone’s “just in case” plans. Anywhere there’s water you have CLEAN water. Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites without chemicals, iodine or batteries. Durable, 23-ounce, leak-proof bottle made of BPA-free Tritan and features a food-grade silicone mouthpiece; replacement filters available separately