“I never drink water. I’m afraid it will become habit-forming.”
Amen to that! Haha W.C Fields was a smart man, and also the one who said,
“I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes.”
Think about it though…
Our bodies are about 66% percent water, a water molecule is made up of only 2 hydrogens atoms and 1 oxygen atom, 75% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, nearly everything you eat or drink contains water, the total amount of water on Earth has stayed about the same for 2 billion years, it takes 11.6 gallons to process a chicken, and yet more than 3 times more people lack water than live in the United States.
WATER. WATER. WATER.
Sure, World Water Day isn’t until March 22nd, but I thought I’d bring up how important it is … just something to think about. Or maybe even some encouragement to become a little healthier. :-)
They say that a person can drink up to 3 gallons a day. Well, I drink water all day long, but still … 3 gallons!? Sorry, but I don’t have time to visit the bathroom 4567994 times a day. It’s also known that water leaves your stomach within five minutes of consumption. Watch out kidneys.
Me? I drink a glass of water as soon as I wake up and with my breakfast, carry around a water bottle all day at school, after my workouts and always have a cup at hand whenever I’m at home. Some call it healthy … I call it, well …what else am I supposed to drink?! I haven’t had pop in almost 2 years, I blame an ever-growing coffee addiction on my friends, and even though cran-rasberry juice is the bomb, only clear colored liquids are allowed at my school … What’s wrong with juice? It’s not like I’m going to bring vodka or whiskey or something! Plus, vodka is clear, so I probably could get away with bringing that anyway. ;-)
As a runner, I know just how important staying hydrated is, but I’ve learned this the hard way. From having to pee on runs (or having your friends bolt into the bushes) to becoming dehydrated and getting dizzy during hard workouts, I’ve found that water is definitely one of my best friends … Move over peanut butter. The more water you drink, the healthier you are. Easy enough to remember. Drink too much and, like alcohol, you can become intoxicated. No, I’m not joking. You literally can become intoxicated from water as it will dilute your levels of sodium. So if you plan on sitting down and trying to get “drunk” off of water … don’t forget the saltines!