What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year's Eve

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are behind us, and it’s fair to say that New Year’s Resolutions are on everyone’s minds. That means that there’s a lot of change coming down the pipeline (if we stick to it, that is). With all of the changes and self-improvements we want to make in the new year, it’s easy for things to stack up really quickly. There are a lot of gym memberships to buy, then quickly forget about, you know? But, before your list gets too overwhelming, we want to advocate for a few easy things we think are really important and deserve to make your list of resolutions!

DRINKING ENOUGH WATER DAILY

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We’ve all heard it a million times: you need to drink enough clean, safe water everyday. Well, the reason that we’ve heard it a million times is because it really is that important! Not drinking enough water can have huge health effects on you.

There have been a number of studies that link your physical health with your water intake. Everything from increased number of headaches to reduced cognitive function. Staying well hydrated also helps keep you feeling energized and active! So maybe switch out one of those cups of coffee for a couple of glasses of clean water.

Here are a couple of really helpful studies that back us up:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22190027
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14681709

Overall, drinking enough clean water everyday is an incredibly easy way to help maintain your health. Something we find helpful is to carry a water bottle around everywhere you go! If it’s right in front of you, it becomes a habit to take a drink.

Which leads us to our next resolution…

USE REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES, AND DITCH SINGLE USE PLASTIC

Reusable water bottle

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Well, as much as you can at least. We cannot stress enough how important it is to start using a reusable water bottle and stick to it. The amount of pollution caused by single use plastics is staggering, and water bottles are a huge contributor to the issue.

Did you know that all of the single use water bottles we use and throw away right now won’t even have decomposed in our life span? They will literally outlive us in the landfills!! And honestly, a lot of it doesn’t even end up in landfills. It will end up in our ecosystem, just like we mentioned in another blog recently

https://www.gordonwater.com/single-use-water-bottles-microplastics/).

Not only will it help the environment, but using a reusable water bottle can help you keep your cost down! Think about how much money it will cost you to keep buying water bottles, when you can purchase a great reusable water bottle once, and just keep filling it at home or on the go?

And speaking of filling your bottle at home, our last resolution…

MAKING SURE YOU HAVE QUALITY WATER AT HOME

Water testing at Gordon Water systems

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This one may be a little more niche, but it’s still very important! If you really think about it, there are plenty of things that are out of our control. The air we breathe day in and day out may be clean, it may be polluted. There’s not a lot we can do about that. The food we eat may not be all that great, and while there are some things we can do to help ensure it’s safe, we can only do so much. But when it comes to water, we can take full control of that, and we know just the place to start! We offer a FREE water test in your home or office by our WQA certified water specialists. Like we said, it’s entirely free, and it gives you great insight into what is flowing out of the tap. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive test, we also offer another test more tailored to drinking water that picks up on up to 92 different chemicals that could be in your water! Along with the test, our specialists can recommend what your next steps to improving your water might look like. It’s that easy.

So, as you map out your 2020, we encourage you to take a closer look at how you interact with water on a daily basis, and why it’s important. What we’ve shared here are only a few of the ways you can improve your everyday life with water.

If you ask us, we have a good feeling about 2020.

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