Water, The Elixir of Life

Everyone knows water is essential to life. On average, a person can survive only 3 to 5 days without water. And, of course, there are other factors to consider. Factors that affect water deprivation are how hydrated you were before you were in a situation with nothing to drink and temperature and humidity. Hopefully, none of us are ever in that life threatening situation.

So how do you get your water? Tap or bottled? According to the Mayo Clinic, both are comparable in terms of safety. It is only a matter of preference. The safety of tap water is governed by the EPA and bottled water is governed by the FDA. Now if you have a well as your only supply of water, you should have that tested at least yearly.

For personal preference, I use tap water. It’s more convenient and less expensive. And I drink a lot of water daily, usually more than the recommended 8 glasses (8 ounces each).

Have you had your daily dose of water?

See you on the good side of healthy.