Friday, July 30, 2010

Drink up!


I stole this from Alex Hagman, and it's pretty amazing.

WATER

#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half the world population.)



#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.



#3 Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.



#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a
University of
Washington
study.


#5.
Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.


#6.... Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.



#7 A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.



#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?

Aside from this sweet info, I will be posting a new post soon, but in the meantime, I thought I would share this. Thanks and drink up!

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