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Did you know….

Did you know….

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This most likely applies to half the world’s population.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even mild dehydration slows down your metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of those with that complaint.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on a computer screen or printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45% and it can decrease the risk of breast cancer by 79% and bladder cancer by 50%.

Are you drinking the amount of water recommended every day? For adults: 2-3 quarts of water per day depending on activity level. For children: 1/3 of their body weight in ounces. If you carry a water bottle with you, you are more likely to reach your goal!

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