A large portion of the United States suffered a devastating drought this past summer. As the old saying goes, “It’s either feast or famine!” In addition to the results of little or no rain, this year’s drought caused a huge loss of wildlife and property because of wildfires throughout the state of Texas. The drought we experienced made us realize how much we needed water for our tanks, lakes, and livestock, as well as our daily lives. This past summer, there were small communities that ran out of water, and what they were going through was unbelievable. In other areas of the U.S., there were floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.
We in America are very fortunate that we have clean, readily available water. We need to appreciate our clean water and do all we can to get clean water to those who don’t have it. Imagine watching a mother take her child to a muddy waterhole – one that is polluted, and see that child drink from it. People over the world are dying, because their water is full of pollution and disease.
The Importance of Water Conservation
We Americans waste billions of gallons of water with no regard to the fact that many other people in countries across the world would fight over the very water that we waste. We would probably all think a little more about water that is wasted, if we had to drink the water that other folks do. Some are losing their lives because they have no water at all.
Here are ways that you can help the with conservation issue:
- Take short showers. If you run a little water for it to warm up, catch it and use it to water your plants.
- If people leave water bottles around, and don’t finish drinking it, you can also use that to water plants.
- Stop running the water while you brush your teeth, wash your hands or hair, and shower or bathe.
- Most people don’t need a huge bathtub; it’s a nice luxury, but you get just as clean in a regular-sized one.
- If you are fortunate enough to have a swimming pool, keep it covered, to keep out the dirt.
- You might pay attention to the amount of water you use on your yard and try to cut down.
The Importance of Water to Our Bodies!
You cannot be truly healthy without the proper hydration of the body. We should drink half our body weight in ounces, minimum each day. If you weigh 200 lbs, you should consume 100 ounces of water. Every organ in our body heavily depends on water to function properly and to its capacity. According to an article posted by Bob McCauley, the human body is 69% water, the brain is 85% water, bones – 35% water, blood – 83% water, and the liver is 90% water. Also:
- In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
- Mild dehydration will slow down metabolism as much as 3%.
- The biggest trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.
- Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%, and bladder cancer by 50%.
Remember, you are not what you eat; you are what you drink. Water is immensly important to your health. If we change the way we drink, by drinking pure, natural water that is good for our health, we can help our pocket book and environment at the same time. A common-sense theory by years of study by Dr. F. Batmagheldj, shows that water works well in keeping us healthy and pain free. Even some illnesses can be cured by water, the basis of all life, especially, your body. Our health truly depends on the quality and quantity of the water we drink. If you sincerely want to have a healthy lifestyle, make drinking enough natural water a regular habit in your life. You will feel the benefit in a short time. Water is a free investment for your long-term health.
With that, I am going to go fill up a tall glass of ice water; and cut my shower short tonight! Let’s all think about conserving water, the elixir of life!