The Importance of Hydration
Dear Kosterina Family,
Have you ever given the safety and quality of your drinking water a second thought? After listening to this podcast with environmental activist, Erin Brockovich, our team at Kosterina thought deeply about the importance of hydration, and moreover - what we put into our bodies.
Proper hydration is an essential part of long-term health, because every single cell in our bodies needs water in order to survive. H2O is our body's central component, and since our bodies are 50-70% of water, it plays an essential role in everything from keeping our bones healthy to moderating our energy levels.
There have been many studies done over the past few decades that try to measure the exact amount of water our bodies need each day, but it differs based on a variety of factors. A good rule of thumb is to drink about 8-10 glasses of water each day - though if that water isn't packed with the right nutrients (or even worse, if it's tainted with harmful chemicals) it can negatively impact our well-being.
At Kosterina, we're huge advocates for simple ways to live longer, healthier lives. And, being aware of the quality of your drinking water is a simple way to care for ourselves and our communities. We found a lot in common with Erin Brockovich in this regard, who has been a long-term advocate for environmental and individual health.
At a baseline, Erin recommends that we begin to pay attention to your body's reaction to the water you're using at home. If it smells off or it's impacting your skin, don't hesitate to call up your municipality to get a report on your local water contaminants or use an at-home kit like Tap Score or Safe Home.
As Erin says: "Listen to your gut, that second brain of yours - it's never wrong. You don't need to be a scientist, doctor or lawyer to know something is off."
At the very least, take this as a reminder to drink a glass (or eight) of water today!
Peace, Love & EVOO,
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