Despite the fact that water is something that has no taste, we still love it! Who doesn’t relish the feeling of a cool drink of water on a sweltering hot day? Approximately 70% of our body’s mass is made of water and according to a number of doctors, drinking a total of eight glasses of water a day fulfils the necessary requirement of this liquid our body demands. For a long time now, I have been searching regarding the benefits associated with water. Finally, after reviewing countless websites, I have compiled a list, highlighting the advantages of drinking water that can surely help you in living a healthy life. So, here are the 11advantages of drinking water: 1) Water is the only liquid on Earth that safely reduces weight. It removes the by-products of fat and keeps you fresh and healthy.Drinking water regularly, suppresses your appetite to a great extent and limits your food intake. Another distinct feature of water is that it literally contains no calories, hence, contributing significantly toweight loss 2) Do you want to look younger? Problem solved! Just drink lots of water every day! Water is a perfect replacement for your expensive ageing treatments. It moisturises your skin and keeps it fresh and glistening thereby enhancing its overall appeal. In addition, it helps maintain the elasticity and suppleness of the skin and prevents dryness by detoxifying the skin. Hence, one should strictly avoid dehydrating foods and beverages such as caffeine (cola, chocolate, coffee, tea) and alcohol 3) Drinking enough water can also combat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, wrinkles and spots 4) Water is an essential component required for the effective working of our body since body parts including our brain and the various tissues are mostly composed of water. Considering this, water can significantly improve our ability to think and make us energetic too. 5) Water removes toxins and most of the waste products from our body contributing to a...
Don't wallow, shoot into the shower
A quick shower uses far less water than a long soak in the tub. Think twice before you have one!
Save your washing up for one wash
Instead of washing up as you go, save it up and do it in one go to minimise the amount of water you use. As one MoneySaver says, it's a great excuse to leave the washing up!
Conserve water and 'mulch' your garden plants
Mulching garden plants (covering with wood chippings or leaf mould) reduces the need for watering as they will retain moisture for longer. See the BBC's guide on how to mulch.
Love the shade - keep plants out of the sun
Moving pot plants and house plants out of the sun helps limit the amount of water they need once they've had their fair share of sunshine.
Watering the plants? Don't forget your roots
Use the simple trick of an upside-down water bottle with holes in it to get water direct to the roots of your plants - this should help save waste.
Turn it off - don't run the tap
When cleaning don't run the tap, instead use a wash bowl to rinse cloths.
Clean the car smartly
When you really get to the point you have to clean the car, use a bucket of hot soapy water and a watering can of clean water to rinse - no need to use a hose at all. Consider using waterless valeting products too.
Don't bathe pets, keep Fido dry
It can be bad for their skin and they may...
...Water is a chemical compound with the chemical formula H
2O. A water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms that are connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at standard ambient temperature and pressure, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state, steam (water vapor).
Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. It is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.Water on Earth moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation and transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea. Evaporation and transpiration contribute to the precipitation over land. Water used in the...
...Drinking too much water can lead to hyponatremia, water intoxication, water poisoning and death
Liquid H2O is the sine qua non of life.
Making up about 66 percent of the human body, water runs through the blood, inhabits the cells, and lurks in the spaces between. At every moment water escapes the body through sweat, urination, defecation or exhaled breath, among other routes. Replacing these lost stores is essential but rehydration can be overdone. There is such a thing as a fatal water overdose.
The poison is the dose
Water can cause the brain to swell
share courtesy: http://news.bbc.co.uk
Drinking several litres over a relatively short period of time could be enough to cause water intoxication. Those most at risk include people taking ecstasy, as the drug increases thirst and facilitates the release of anti-diuretic hormones so more water is taken in but cannot be excreted. Also, elderly people because their kidney function may be impaired.
Strange but true; drinking too much water can kill.
In a hydration-obsessed culture, people can and do drink themselves to death.
As long as you are healthy and equipped with a thirst barometer unimpaired by old age or mind-altering drugs, follow Verbalis's advice, "drink to your thirst. It's the best indicator."
Beware of mindlessly drinking several glasses of...
Hot water And Cold WaterAdvantages and Disadvantages
The main purpose of drinking any liquid, water in particular, is to hydrate our body. Either hot or cold water will serve this purpose. Obviously, cold water sounds more tempting than hot water.
There is some evidence to suggest you can benefit from some extra calories being burned by drinking cold water. The body has to regulate its temperature to around 98.6 degrees. Drinking cold water forces the body to work a little harder to bring the temperature back up. Cold water is absorbed into the blood stream more easily. By being absorbed into the blood stream easier, it helps to keep your body better hydrated. Especially after heavy physical activity and a lot of sweating has occurred. So, with all these benefits of drinking cold water, what benefit could drinking hot water possibly have? Would purifying your body be a good enough reason? Drinking hot water is kind of like going to a sauna.
When you drink a glass or two of hot water, your body temperature will increase a little. Just like when you drink cold water, and your body had to regulate temperature by heating up, the hot water will cause your body to want to cool down. The way our bodies cool down is by sweating. When we sweat from drinking...
...Water consumption and scarcity has become an increasing priority for Australia. In order to manage this issue, it is essential to have accurate and timely information about it.
To this end, the federal government has introduced the Commonwealth Water Act (2007). This gave the Bureau of Meteorology responsibility for: Issuing national water information standards > Collecting and publishing water information > Publishing an annual National Water Account. > The Bureau has since established the Water Accounting Standards Board (WASB) to oversee and coordinate all water accounting standards development activities.
Preparing and presenting water accounting reports In May 2009, the WASB finalised the Water Accounting Conceptual Framework for the preparation and presentation of general purpose water accounting reports. This framework reflects the financial accounting conceptual framework, and provides a basis for the development of water accounting standards. The WASB is now moving towards establishing an Australian Water Accounting Standard by mid-2010 – with a view to the first National Water Account being published by the end of 2010. Currently a pilot is underway and, following that, an exposure draft will be issued.
What is water accounting? Water...
Water – The Elixir of Life
Can you imagine life without water?
Take a minute and think about it.
We need water for all our daily essential activities –
drinking, bathing, cleaning…
In fact, every living thing on this planet needs waterWater pollution
And what do we do with this vital resource?
We take its all important ability – we all know that water
can dissolve many of the thing that we dump in it – to make it
a giant rubbish bin. In fact, we even throw things in it that
water cannot dissolve, thus making the water unfit for drinking
or any other use.
Water, that once was the elixir of life, thus becomes the
carrier of death and disease.
The perfect example of the river Ganga, which is now one
of the most polluted rivers in the world today.
Sources of water pollution
Sources of Water Pollution
Sources of water pollution, particularly groundwater pollution
are group under two categories based on the origin of the
Point Source Pollution
Water pollution caused by point sources refers to the
contaminants that enter the water body from a single,
identifiable source like pipe or ditch. Point source pollutants
can be discharges from sewage treatment plant, factories or
a city storm drain.
...Water conservation is the use and management of water for the good of all consumers. It is used in agriculture, industry, and the home. Human requirements for agricultural production, flood control, fish and wildlife management, navigation, industrial production, and many other uses have amended natural hydrologic processes.
The hydrosphere refers to that portion of Earth that is made of water, including all oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, glaciers, and underground water. Less than 3% of the water of Earth is freshwater, an amount that includes polar ice caps, glaciers, groundwater, surface water of rivers and freshwater lakes, and even atmospheric water. However, the amount of freshwater useable by people and other members of the biosphere is less than 0.7% of the total (this is water in rivers and lakes, and in the ground). This relatively small amount of available freshwater is recycled and purified by the action of processes within the hydrologic cycle, including evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and percolation through the ground. All life depends on the availability of freshwater.
Of all the freshwater used directly by humans, agricultural irrigation accounts for about 70% of the total. The remainder is used for industrial and domestic purposes. However, these proportions vary widely due to the climatic and economic conditions of the particular...
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