May is Family Wellness Month, a time to promote healthy choices and better decisions for all members of your family. While the physical health of your family is important, so is the emotional and social well-being, which many times can also be impacted by the choices and habits we invest ourselves in on a daily basis. Family Wellness Month aims to raise awareness for better habits and lifestyles which focus on overall health and wellness for all family members in all aspects of life. There are activities and information for communities around the country which also strive to improve the overall health of all families. When we make better decisions when it comes to our health, the healthier we are as a whole. Healthy choices start with safe drinking water from a drinking water system.
Water is essential for good health and is an important habit to teach young children. Our bodies need plenty of safe drinking water to function properly. It is known that 75% of people are chronically dehydrated. Even mild dehydration will slow down ones metabolism by as much as 3%. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty facing the computer screen. According to medical experts, “we even feel thirsty because thirst is already an indication that we are dehydrated. A lot of people even mistake their thirst for hunger and about 37% of us do this constantly. A glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters who participated in a study.”
Water is also a key factor in weight loss because it reduces calorie intake and makes us feel fuller for longer. Water is involved in all of the cellular processes in your body. “Your metabolism is basically a series of chemical reactions that take place in your body,” says Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT, managing director of Baptist Sports Medicine in Nashville. “Staying hydrated keeps those chemical reactions moving smoothly.” Being even 1% dehydrated can cause a significant drop in metabolism. Furthermore, drinking water also may help you cut calories. For example, replacing the higher calorie beverages with plain water or flavored water (without added sugar) can significantly reduce calories.
Part of making better choices for health and wellness is finding the right tools to make these decisions even easier. Our drinking water filters reduce the contaminants found in tap water through an effective reverse osmosis process. And to help in making better wellness choices, our drinking water systems also allow the user to choose the flavor of their drinking water to make it an even more appealing choice for beverages for each family member. It is our goal, too, to keep your family happy and healthy. Contact us today to see how beneficial our water purifiers can be for your family’s overall health and wellness. After all, a healthy family is a happy family.