What on this planet makes our planet squirming with life and organisms? The answer is simple. Its water! Water makes up 80% of our body composition at full hydration and 70.8% of the globe in total is water, and every living thing requires water to survive and thrive. Our world is full of marketing tools and techniques which tell us what our body needs more of in order to be healthier beings, so many options being pushed forth on what to drink to sustain our busy lives in optimal health…when the first port of call is right under our noses. The water we drink influences our health and well being more than any other property in our bodies.
Before i go any further i must say one thing… that is i am not a far left wing hippy activist, i shower regularly, enjoy the perks of freshly grounded coffee and driving a car. Im just a regular mum and university student with a passionate interest in bringing people together for good causes.
This leads me to ideas surrounding water and the quality of the water we have available to us on a daily basis. this might depend on where you live, and what environmental factors influence your choices. but the water you drink has to come from somewhere. I have grown up drinking rainwater, so i am biased in opinion, i know what fresh water tastes like, if i travel to cities and towns i can taste the difference, i can buy bottled water and taste the difference, real fresh water is unbeatable. We are taught that when we need a boost we should opt for sugary, caffeine, guarana and other ‘energy boosting substitutes’, when what your body is probably craving most in this time is water but marketing and sugar craving override this first basic instinct there is often repercussions.
Thirdly remember that regardless of where you live and what lifestyle choices you make water consumption is paramount to you and the future, creating a positive relationship with water consumption for yourself and encouraging it in your children is going to be one of the best health decisions you could ever make.
also please remember that where our water comes from is not something too be overlooked, what is added to the water that we drink should not be overlooked, and what plans Australia has for maintaining the best resource on our planet for human life too be be optimal should not be overlooked, there are plenty of arguments that suggest in our society that water and the quality of water is being overlooked for a profit, given new mining techniques to get richer sources of gas that effectively destroy the water source in a given location indefinitely for a short term profit. There is currently a protest that has gained some serious momentum in the northern rivers NSW (Bentley) area, and thousands of people have come from far and wide to demonstrate their unease with the prospect of a gas drilling, knowing full well the impact it will have on the farming land and individual lives of people in the area if it continues to occur. Regardless of where you come from and the level of interest you have in HEALTH, LIVING AND THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE. please consider the LONG TERM IMPACT and get involved either through researching it and contributing, attending informing others about the necessity of keeping this particular form of mining from causing irreversible damage to our Australia, these things have been proven its not a matter of public debate just a matter of public exposure so get up and get involved!
Enjoy your easter
Posted by Yasmin A, 20th April 2014