Water is essential to living a long healthly life

Water & your health

The benefits of drinking water

Hydration

Water, one of the most common compounds on Earth, is also one of the nutrients that your body needs the most. Between 50 and 70 percent of an adult's body weight is water. Your brain is over 75 percent water.

Drinking enough fluid helps keep you healthy and perform better. Here are some tips for maintaining proper hydration (sourced from IBWA and BBC):

Drink at least 1.8 litres (depending on your body weigth) of water each day. The more active you are, the more water you need to replenish lost fluids.

Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirsty, you have probably already lost two or more cups of your total body water composition.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Convenience is a must, so carry a bottle of water with you as you commute to work, run errands or enjoy a day at the beach. While at work, keep a bottle of water on your desk, or visit the office water cooler and take a water break rather than a coffee break.

Don't substitute beverages with alcohol or caffeine for water. Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretic beverages and can cause you to lose water through increased urination.

Once you start exercising, drink water throughout your workout. Keep a bottle of water with you and take frequent water breaks.

Don't underestimate the amount of fluids lost from perspiration. Following a workout, you need to drink four cups of water for each kilogram lost.

Start and end your day with water. Your body loses water while you sleep, so drink a serving before bed and again when you wake up.

Common colds and the flu frequently lead to dehydration. Keep a large bottle of water next to your bed so you can sip it throughout the day without having to get up.

Cool water – not carbonated beverages or sports drinks – is the best fluid for keeping hydrated when it's warm outside. Cool water is absorbed much more quickly than warm fluids and may help to cool off your overheated body. If you're going to be away from home or outdoors, make sure you keep a bottle of water close by.

Make sure your children drink enough water. Children need water to balance their intake of other beverages – especially during activities. Packing bottled water in a child's lunch instead of juice or regular soft drink can also help prevent childhood obesity.

Natural Spring Water

Humans normally loose about 10 cups of fluid a day in exhaled air, perspiration, and other bodily secretions. By the time you feel thirsty, you've probably already lost 2 or more cups of your total body water.

For the human body, water is critical in regulating all body organs and temperature as well as dissolving solids and moving nutrients and oxygen to cells in your body. Proper hydration may minimise chronic pains such as rheumatoid arthritis, lower back pain, migraines and colitis as well as lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Water is still the most effective way of replacing lost fluids. Because water is naturally low in sodium, has no fat, cholesterol or caffeine and isn't flushed straight through the body like many other beverages, it's the natural solution that your body chooses to help reach its daily fluid quota.

Pure Mountain Natural Spring Water is bottled directly from our protected underground reservoir in pristine Mount Tamborine. Our home and office range of coolers and retail bottles are the perfect way to ensure refreshing chilled natural spring water is always available to meet your hydration needs.

Interesting water facts

The total amount of water on earth has remained constant for thousands of years, this means that the only water we will ever have in the world is what we have right now. The water you drink might well have been a drink for the dinosaurs.

In a 100 year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months in the form of ice, 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.

80% of the Earth's surface is made up of water. More than 97 percent of this is in the oceans: 2 percent is locked in polar icecaps: and less than 1 percent is in freshwater lakes, streams and groundwater.

 

 

Our water

The origin of Pure Mountain Natural Spring Water is rainfall, which over time finds its way through millions of tomes of volcanic rock in Queensland's Mount Tamborine. Giving Pure Mountain its fresh, natural taste.

Here is a typical analysis of our water:

Typical analysis of Pure Mountain water