Sep 28, 2006

Water Water Everywhere but is Every Drop Drinkable?

And are you drinking enough water? For the next couple entries, I'd like to explore the importance of water to our bodies. I have recently realize that I'm not drinking as much as I should, and it lead me to do a little reading about the importance of water from a few sources, including a huge book that I love, "Staying Healthy with Nutrition" by Elson Haas, MD.

We'll look at differences well water, spring water, tap water, filtered water and mineral water, as well as possible contaminants that may be in your water like lead, mercury, bacteria, viruses, parasites, asbestos, radon, pesticides, chlorine, and much more, so do come back!

But until then, are you drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of pure water each day? For example, if you weight 130 lbs., you should drink approx. 65 oz. of water a day which works out to be a little over eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. 

Hydration is so important. As we age, our sense of thirst diminishes...whether due to age, or a busy lifestyle, setting out the water you plan to drink each day, whether it be in a nice pitcher, or bottles, is a great way to help yourself remember.

Updated 2/5/16

Next Water post...will provide links from post to post.

Sep 24, 2006

Home from our Vacation Out West

I have just returned from a 2 week road trip to Colorado from New Jersey. We took I-70 out, and returned on a northern route, passing through North Dakota, Montana, Minneapolis and more. Here is just one of the many pictures we took. This one was taken in Independence Pass, Colorado. The Aspen trees are changing into their beautiful fall colors, and the views were just as spectacular as you would expect.

We ate almost every meal out, and are impressed with how so many restaurants, and even fast-food places are providing healthy food alternatives. BUT, we learned that you CAN get too much of a good thing! Cloths fitting a bit more snugly now. Still, it was great fun, and it's good to be home.