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.

You may also wish to do your own testing of your tap water. There are water analysis kit which you can purchase from Amazon at fraction of a cost and time compared to getting lab test for each element. I like this inexpensive one from Amazon called:Drinking Water Test Kit For Municipal Tap and Well Water – Simple Testing Strips For Lead Copper Bacteria, Nitrates, Chlorine and More (refer to my page on Holiday Shopping & Organic Foods for details). I bought one to test my tap water which smelled strongly of chlorine. After installing water filter, a second test produced negative results for chlorine and other contaminants.

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.



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Reader Comments

  1. George

    Hey Thank you for opening my eyes again from thinking that New York water was the cleanest! Am now conscious to any water I use….
    You sound too humanitarian!!
    God bless

  2. Phomrong Hongsha

    Yes, I do hear what you say. Water is very important in our life. Though we know that water performs important functions like lubricating the joints, flushing waste and toxins from the body via urine, worldwide, 780 million people still do not have access to an improved water source.

    Therefore, we need more propagation of the information that everyone should have FREE access to pure drinking water.

    I look forward to reading more such useful articles.
    All the best.

  3. Sammie

    Hi Phomrong,
    Thank you for your encouragement!
    Please read on the upcoming tips. I will be sharing information about the food that we eat.

  4. Ali

    What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the healthy lifestyle tips and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)


    • Sammie

      Thanks Ali, for your kind words.
      I believe it my calling to share my research with all who wants to be healthy and happy.
      Kindly share the information with your friends and loved ones.
      I am now only fighting for more time to write…
      Thanks again for your encouragement.


  5. Timotheus

    Hey Sammie! Thanks for this number one healthy lifestyle tip of 10.

    You are right that water is such an important part of our lives. We need to have good and clean water. Water that can benefit our bodies.

    I look forward to the next 9 healthy lifestyle tips that you will be sharing. Thank you! 🙂

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