Water is essential to all life on the planet – without water life does not exist. You may have realized this each time you seek water fluids to satiate your thirst and replenish your body's water content. Water circulates through our body continuously and allows the macromolecules (proteins, enzymes, and genes) and cells in the body to function effectively. When information is passed from tissues to tissue, water is responsible for the delivery of this information. Water accomplishes many specific tasks in order to support life. In a living body, if the circulation of water significantly reduces, life ends. Water is the vital generator of life and its supporting force.
Although we may not always consider the safety of the water we drink on a daily basis, unfortunately, we cannot always trust the source providing us with this essential liquid. Natural water resources are under high levels of stress, as we are faced with a changeable climate, pollution, and the demands of a speedily growing population.
The government has a duty to deliver its population with water that is safe to consume, however, the water quality at the point of consumption may not always be beneficial for our overall health. The drinking water we consume can oftentimes contain pollutants including heavy metals, chemicals such as chlorine, pesticides, bacteria, organic & inorganic compounds. Considering the significance of water to our general wellbeing and efficiency of bodily functions, we must guarantee that the water we drink is clean, pure, safe to drink, and fresh as much as we possibly can.
Filter your water
Not everyone owns a natural spring water source and ultimately people choose to purchase bottled water, however, this can be inconvenient, expensive, and not eco-friendly due to the large amounts of plastic waste. Another alternative is to filter your water at home – there are many different filters for the different parts of your house. You may automatically consider filters for tap water and fail to consider the filters for your shower and for your fridge, which are just as important. Filtering your water removes the majority of chemicals, bacteria, and pesticides, offering you superior water and with less components likely to harm your health.
Benefits of Filtering your Tap Water
If you have ever consumed tap water in different parts of the country or the world, you may have realized that not all will taste the same. If you drink water out of the tap, depending on where you live, you may be ingesting harmful components, which can have a serious negative impact on your health. Such serious risks can even include certain types of cancer. Filtering your tap water will reduce the amount of chemicals in the water, therefore it will be superior in its quality; not only it will taste better; it will ensure that you do not consume these chemicals. Purchasing a filter also is less expensive in the long-term, than bottled water and plastic waste significantly lowers in its amount.
Benefits of Filtering Your Fridge Water
Many individuals own a fridge with a water and ice dispenser, this is particularly useful in hot summer days, as you always have access to filtered water, you should, however, consider whether you have a water filter and whether this is still as effective as it should be. As mentioned above, this may not be something you have considered doing. But it is important to filter the water you use from your fridge. Fridge filters are particularly developed to filter water that is dispensed by your refrigerator. If your fridge is built-in with a water or ice dispenser system, it is highly likely that it will already come equipped with a fridge filter. However, this filter will need to be changed every now and then as filters do not last forever and an old filter, obviously, not be providing you with the cleanest water. The filters for your fridge significantly improve the quality of taste and odor of cool water dispensed by your fridge, and also eliminate harmful impurities including heavy metals, particulates, and bacteria, as we have discussed above. There are other benefits to having a fridge water filter. They make your water safe and healthy to consume, they are not expensive and are usually easy to install but also easy to maintain. You can easily replace it when you need to.
Benefits of Filtering Your Shower Water
Another option many people do not consider, especially as this water does not go inside your body, it is difficult to consider the negative impacts unfiltered water can have on you. But if you use unfiltered water to shower, you are likely to be constantly exposing your body, skin, and hair to harmful chemicals and chlorine. Chlorine is the leading cause of fatigue in individuals, resulting in reduced energy levels as well as other skin conditions. Furthermore, if you think about the steam created whilst you shower you are breathing in many of these chemicals. Using a filter for your shower will reduce the inhalation of chemicals and health conditions that may occur as a result such as asthma and bronchitis.
Filtering the water you use on a daily basis may not be one of your top priorities, although you should consider this as it will reduce any harm that may be caused by unfiltered water.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist