Friday, September 13, 2013

Drink More Water

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a campaign to urge people to drink more water.

"If we take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, the single best thing we can do is to drink more water," she said. "That’s it – it’s really that simple. Drink just one more glass of water a day and you can make a real difference for your health, your energy, and the way you feel. So Drink Up and see for yourself.”

Her initiative was launched in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America, which is “devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis."

Opponents have said bottled water and water filtration companies are behind this as financial supporters as it benefits them, but citizens can just as easily drink tap water if they want, and the City of Richmond has always been a proud advocate of the quality of its tap water for drinking. 

Other "health experts" have said that there is no medical proof that drinking more water has a health benefit, but the simple reality is that if a glass of water replaces a glass of a sugary drink, there is an obvious benefit. The benefit may not be in the amount of water you consume in a day but the displacement of other types of beverages in your diet that do have proven negative health implications. The adult human body is almost 60 percent water, and a child's body is close to 75 percent, so drink the fuel we're meant to run on -- water!

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