Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and Better Watercare for a Happy & Healthy 2020
As we turn the last page on our calendars annually, many of us make New Year’s resolutions when looking forward to a happy and healthy year ahead. When it comes to these pre-determined decisions, high on the list is dieting in order to lose weight or simply eat healthier. But what about our household water supply – shouldn’t this be a priority when seeking a better, happier, and healthier year in 2020?
Often, when people wish their friends and family a Happy New Year, they include hopes for better health and welfare when we begin the next chapter of our lives. In a list of the most popular resolutions the majority of us make when moving forward, these choices include:
- Dieting or eating healthier (71%)
- Exercising more often (65%)
- Losing weight (54%)
- Save more and spend less (32%)
- Learning a new skill or hobby (26%)
- Quitting smoking (21%)
- Reading more (17%)
- Finding another, new, or different job (16%)
- Drinking less alcohol (15%)
- Spending more time with friends and family (13%)
When examining this roster, one might wonder how better water care fits into this equation. There are actually plenty of ways that improving the quality of our household H₂O will add benefit and value to these pre-determined proposals. Through the use of softeners, disinfectants, and filtration systems, these tools provide many rewards.
As many are already aware, drinking more water has a number of health benefits, according to studies and news from experts in the medical industry. When looking deeper into the top three New Year’s resolutions many people make during the holidays, water plays an important role when you consider:
- When dieting, replacing juices and sugary drinks with water cuts calories
- Drinking more H₂O prior to meals (also known as preloading) gives dieters a full feeling
- Dehydration due to a lack of water decreases effectiveness when exercising
Filtration and purification systems that remove unhealthy lead, iron-sulfur, and other unpleasant contaminants will deliver better-tasting water, which makes it easier to drink more of it at an increased frequency.
More Energy and Eco-Friendly
Nearly everyone is aware of the overwhelming increase in the global use of plastics, especially disposable water bottles that are wreaking havoc on our planet, its oceans, and the environment. Instead of continuously purchasing H₂O in those plastic containers that are flooding our landfills, drinking filtered water instead will greatly reduce the amount of this unnecessary waste.
Sometimes we overlook the amount of energy and other natural resources it takes to meet the world’s current demand for the production of these disposable bottles. It’s estimated that it takes 17 million barrels of oil annually to make enough containers to serve the planet’s plastic water bottle needs. That oil is enough to fuel up to 100,000 automobiles.
Better Health and Budget Benefits
In addition, many consumers aren’t aware that replacing plastic bottles with filtered water will save them a ton of money. Depending upon the size of your household, the savings could easily reach hundreds or even thousands of dollars annually, in some cases. Aside from budgetary benefits, the majority of disposable water bottles contain a dangerous chemical called bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA.
This substance enters the body by seeping into foods and beverages from these containers and leads to many different health risks. It’s been known to cause issues with brain function, affect behaviors, and damage the immune and digestive systems. Generally known to be safe in small doses, BPA also occurs in air, dust, and water itself. But when consuming it in excessive amounts, this puts you at a higher risk of these health problems.
On a more positive note and in closing, from everyone at Passaic Bergen, here’s wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year. We’re here to answer all your questions about water quality and always offer free testing services year-round. So please contact us today to discuss the many benefits available for better, healthier water for you and your whole family.