Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon us. Beyond being grateful for our friends, family and plentiful food on the dinner table many of us neglect to give thanks to water.
Water, there is nothing, truly nothing better for you. Staying hydrated is critical to maintaining good health. Water plays a role in metabolism, cellular function, regulating our body temperature, aiding in digestion, delivering oxygen to our body, lubricates joints, flushes out nasty toxins, helps create hormones and neurotransmitters and transports nutrients to fuel our body. Wow, really cool!
Nothing is better than a tall glass of water to stay hydrated, that said there are plenty of ways to keep hydrated. Beyond infusing drinking water with fruits, try some of these water-rich foods to keep your body’s water balance. Water has many benefits beyond keeping your hydrated, it improves your skin's complexion and keeps your muscles hydrated. Water also helps elevate your mood.
Without access to fresh, clean water, life itself can not exist. Waterborne pathogens, in the form of disease-causing bacteria and viruses from human and animal waste, are a major cause of illness from contaminated drinking water. Diseases spread by unsafe water include cholera, giardia, and typhoid.
Water is so cool, and there is nothing better than immersing yourself in the clearest most beautiful water in the world. For some people the only time they truly feel completely relaxed is when they are around a body of crystal clear water.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Plastic damages our water supply as well. Americans use over 500 million plastic straws every day in America. If we don’t stop using plastic straws NOW, it is projected that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Despite the fact that hydropower might not be entirely perfect, it is a clean and reliable source of energy with numerous benefits to the society and environment. Only a small percentage of the available hydropower potential has been harnessed in this country. Let’s move forward and embrace this powerful, abundant natural resource to power our economy.