Monday, March 22, 2010

World Water Day: The Healing and Beauty Benefits of Water



As much as I love coffee, there is one liquid that I cannot do without: Water.

There are many beauty and health benefits of water including:
  • A radiant complexion
  • It flushes out toxins from your body
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improves circulation and blood flow

For me, there is nothing like taking a nice, warm shower after a busy, stressful day.  I feel much more centered and relaxed after a shower.

Today is World Water Day where people all over are helping to raise awareness of the global water crisis, one of the largest public health issues of our time. As I was taking a shower this morning and the water washed over my body, I thought about how fortunate and blessed I am to be able to have clean, running water.  It's something that many of us take for granted.

Water is vital to everyone's health and well-being.  You probably already know that our bodies are made up of 70% water.  But did you know that there are so many people around the world who do not even have access to clean water to drink, much less have water to shower with or cook food with?  I'm reminded of some of my family who live up in a small barrio in the Philippines.  When I visited, we had to pump water from a well outside the house, and if we needed hot water we had to boil it on the stove

Nature’s Gate has partnered with WaterAid America, an international non-profit which helps poor communities in Asia and Africa gain access to sustainable supplies of safe, clean water. To learn how you can help, visit www.wateraidamerica.org.

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo
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