Since it’s been pouring down rain all night and most of this wet Friday morning, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some interesting water facts that baby boomers (and everyone else for that matter) should keep in mind:
Did you know that 75% of Americans, and most of the world population, are chronically dehydrated?
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.