Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tip No. 1

Welcome to the Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle tips.

Let us look at Tip No. 1 as follows:

 

Tip No. 1: Filter Tap Water at home

New York City drinking water is world-renowned for its quality. Each day, more than 1 billion gallons of fresh, cleanTap Water
water is delivered from large upstate reservoirs—some more than 125 miles from the City—to the taps of nine million customers throughout New York state.
However, during its journey through miles and miles of pipes before reaching our taps, despite the cleanliness of its source, water gets contaminated with multiple contaminants that we don’t want in our drinking water. Examples of these contaminants are lead, chlorine, fluoride, pesticides, mercury, just to name a few.

These contaminants and toxins can lead to complications in our health when consumed every day and on a long term as they get built up in our bodies(Refer to my post on Healthy Lifestyle Tip No. 5). Examples of these complications or illnesses include joint arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism in children, weight gain, just to name a few. While the Environmental Protection Agency regulates municipal tap water and sets legal limits on certain contaminants, and most water utilities generally stay within these limits, “some of the legal limits may be too  lenient,” said Paul Pestano, a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group.

Introduction to Water, its importance and why filter your tap water

Water is essential to life. About 70% of the human body is water. It has many functions, some of which include lubricating the joints, flushing waste and toxins from the body via urine, being the primary component of saliva which is used for digesting carbohydrates and aids in swallowing foods. Since water is so important to our human body, we don’t want contaminants in our drinking water. It is thus important to filter our tap water to reduce the contaminants found in it.

Get a copy of your tap water quality

But water contaminants and water quality vary from one local water utility to another, so you want to purchase a filter that is effective at capturing the right contaminants.

You can request a copy of your water utility’s annual water quality report – called a right-to-know or consumer confidence report — to find out which contaminants in your local water are of concern.

Choosing your filter

After knowing which contaminants are in your local water, you can then choose a filter that is certified by NSF International, an independent public health organization that assesses products.

You can look into these suggestions for your home water filter.

Congratulations to you !!!  On taking the first step towards leading a healthy lifestyle and happy living!

Now that you have cleaner water at home, we can move on to the Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tip No. 2.

Cheers!

Sammie

 

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Hello,

My name is Sammie,

I like to eat, and eat healthily so that i have the energy to go about my everyday life and help people lead as healthy a lifestyle as much as they would love to and thus live a happy life.

My STORY

I did not start off knowing the meaning of eating healthily. Instead, any food that looked nice, tasted good was okay for me as I was not choosy about food, just enough to keep me going. It had been like that in my home country in Asia all my life then and I was in a pretty healthy condition except for that occasional coughs and sore throats which went away quickly after taking some Chinese herbs.

After coming to New York, USA, I thought things would be the same. However, I was wrong, very, very, very wrong. I went through the hard way to realize that not all food here can be eaten like I used to eat in my home country. I need to be selective about what to eat in order to have a healthy body. I regret that I did not take the warning of a book that I came across when I first came to New York.

Why I Want To Help People

Now that I am well after having fallen into the “Food Trap”and recover, I believe I have the calling to provide to you, as a visitor to my website, the collection of healthy tips through my research and personal experience so that we can all have a say as to what we want to put into our bodies. When more and more people are aware of what are healthy foods, it will help make such healthy foods more available and affordable for everyone.

As this collection of healthy tips is not exhaustive and is ongoing because I am discovering new tips everyday, I welcome all visitors to my website to also share what they think and discover so that together, we can change the food industry to be a healthier one for our future generations.

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All the best,

Sammie

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