might be dry. Moderate dehydration symptoms include a lack of skin elasticity
and sunken eyes. Severe dehydration symptoms include all of the symptoms
of mild and moderate dehydration, plus a rapid, weak pulse, cold extremities,
rapid breathing, confusion and lethargy.
Listen to what your body is telling you. When you feel the symptoms of
dehydration coming on, drink water. Consult a doctor immediately if you
experience the signs of severe dehydration, or if you have any questions at all.
Water, water everywhere. Which one should I drink?
Now you know why water is good for you. And you know how much
water you should be drinking. But you might be asking, What kind of water
should I be drinking? There are a lot of possibilities out there; tap water isn’t
the only way to go.
One of the most popular ways to get good healthy water is by using a
water filtration system. Such systems are easy, they’re convenient and they
turn ordinary tap water into healthier water that tastes better.
All filtration systems are not alike
Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a water filtration system, how
can you be sure that you’re getting the one that’s right for you?
Consider the following four key points when you’re deciding on a water
filtration system. Select a water filtration system that will:
• Reduce harmful impurities such as lead, zinc, benzene, cadmium, copper
and mercury. Over time, these contaminants can cause certain health
problems. Not all tap water contains all these contaminants. A good way
to find out what your tap water does contain is to contact your local water
utility. Municipal water is tested for quality, so if you would like more
information, just make a request to see the report.
• Reduce chlorine so that your water tastes better as well as being better
for you. Better-tasting water means better-tasting coffee and tea,
powdered drinks and even ice cubes.
• Leave fluoride in your water. Fluoride is good for you—that’s why it’s
put in tap water. The right filtration system will leave a beneficial
amount of fluoride in your drinking water.
• Be well designed so that it’s easy to use and pleasing to the eye. In other
words, style and function are both important. After all, if water is going
to be a big part of your healthy lifestyle, your water filtration system
should be designed to fit perfectly into that lifestyle.
Once you have the right water filtration system at home or at work, you
will always have healthier, better-tasting water at hand. And drinking eight
glasses a day will be something that you want to do, not just something you
have to do!
So remember: Healthier water will make a healthier you. And that will
help you do all the things you want to do in life. A