29 August 2016

Softened Water: Health and Energy Benefits

The WQA (Water Quality Association) recently released two studies showing that water quality can directly impact your health.

Water has such a big impact on our health and daily lives that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day. Water that isn’t treated or that is bad quality leads to many diseases. The list of diseases that can be related to water quality is long but some of the highlights from the report included: Giardia, Hepatitis A, norovirus and Shingles. Water can be contaminated by bacteria and as well as organic matter.

Lead build up in water supply can lead to developmental and physical issues with children. Chemicals like arsenic can also be found in water that can cause a host of other issues. The quality of the water you drink is extremely important for your health so ensuring you test your water and find solutions to any issues accordingly is crucial. A few of the high-level impacts that water has on our bodies below:

• Dehydration due to lack of water intake can lead to reduced body temperature, increased fatigue and can make exercise or physical activity feel much more difficult physically and mentally.

• Dehydration can also lead to mental problems. Many studies have shown that even mild dehydration can lead to impaired mood, memory and brain performance.

• Drinking enough water can help prevent headaches, or relieve headache symptoms

• Ensuring our bodies have enough water can decrease the risk of kidney stone formation in those who are at risk.

• Staying hydrated while drinking alcohol can reduce and prevent hangovers. It is recommended to alternate water for every one alcoholic drink.

• Drinking water can help with weight loss. If you are looking to lose weight, drinking plenty of water can increase your total energy and in turn, increase your metabolism.

It is important to ensure you test your water and have high quality water. For more information on water quality solutions click here: http://staging.wqa.org/Improve-Your-Water/Benefits-of-Good-Water-Quality

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