The Case for Water

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I have purposefully not titled this “the top whatever reasons you should drink water”. I’m going to try not to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do. I think the world is full of enough of that, and I think the words we choose and they way we present information is powerful; it is why I love to read and I love to write. Saying “should” or “shouldn’t” implies that the act following it is non-negotiable; that the reader is somehow lacking or less than if they don’t follow through with the action. Since I am trying to improve my life, and hopefully lives of those around me as I go (like a little fairy with happy pixy dust helping you all to fly, or perhaps a fertilizer spreader making grass green ;) whatever you think more applicable ), I never want any of you glorious people to think that I am secretly judging you as I twirl my moustache with an evil glint in my eye. “Ha ha! I am better than you! I said you should do it and you didn’t!” Ok, so I don’t have a moustache, but you get my point. The implication is that if you don’t do what I said you should do, even after I present logical and compelling reasons why, then you are doing it wrong. So we can argue all day that you should drink water, but at the end of the day the choice is yours and your choice matters little to me as long as you are happy.

The case for water is simple. I love simple things. You need water to survive. Period. End of story.

Wait?! Not convinced?? How about this? You will die without water. As a matter of fact people die all the time from dehydration. Ta da! Now that surely is the end of the story.

Wait… still not convinced? What are you my husband? (who I am fairly certain only drinks water on dares or under severe physical duress)

This is one of the things I am proud of about myself and this weeks goal was identifying what I already do well. I drink water like a boss. I drink water like it’s my job and for every bottle I slurp back the goddess of money slips a cool, crisp $100 bill in my pocket (she doesn’t, but she should). I drink water because it wakes me up, makes me feel good, cleans out the system (no need to detox or buy some snake oil for this people), goes with everything, quenches my thirst, prevents headaches, keeps my skin elastic (aka younger looking), my joints lubed, and my body primed for action (take that one any way you please). I drink water because every organ and major bodily system must have ample water in order to function effectively and efficiently. And for those science nerds out there who boast Geek proudly on their resume, I have yet to see one scientific or medical study that proves water is NOT good for you! It helps you lose weight, control your appetite, put on muscle, burn calories, and look alive. And don’t even get me started on what it doesn’t have; chemicals you can’t pronounce, acid that eats or teeth, or sweeteners that either make you fat or possibly kill you. Its not often you make a case for something by telling someone what it doesn’t offer.  Dare I say it? You can’t go wrong with water.

Anyone can benefit from this magical elixir of life! It is cost effective,  hits the spot, comes plain or dressed up. So no matter if you get it from the tap, filter, bottle, or prefer the one with a higher IQ, it just feels better to consume it on the reg. Leading a simple, happier life surely must start with the thing that makes life possible, WATER.

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