well-being http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9041/all en-US 6 Ways Autumn Is Good for Your Mind and Body http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-autumn-is-good-for-your-mind-and-body <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-autumn-is-good-for-your-mind-and-body" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_fall_leaves_000057664340.jpg" alt="Woman learning reasons why fall is good for her" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While summer offers a host of ways to stay healthy and active, we can't dismiss fall as a beneficial season for our minds, bodies, and souls. Take a look at these reasons autumn is good for you, and let me know how you take advantage of the crisper weather in the comments below.</p> <h2>1. Relief From Allergies</h2> <p>Say so long to all that sneezing and wheezing you do during the spring and summer months as those cool fall breezes help clear the air.</p> <p>&quot;Autumn is good in a sense that it gives relief from atopy, seasonal allergies and pollen-induced allergic reactions,&quot; says internal medicine specialist Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif. &quot;Exercise-induced allergy is also relieved in a considerable number of patients. Asthmatics also get relief in this season as there is a considerable decrease in grass, flowers, and tree pollens, and it makes the airways least irritated and triggered.&quot;</p> <h2>2. Warm Days Are Perfect for Exercising</h2> <p>The beginning of autumn is still relatively warm in most of the U.S., which is a great time to sneak in a little more summer or outdoor exercise. Consider alternative ways of working out, such as integrating movement into your TV-watching schedule on inside days, to prevent falling into a sedentary lifestyle that we're prone to later in the year.</p> <h2>3. More Laid-Back Outdoor Activities</h2> <p>There are an even greater number of outdoor activities that you can do in the fall that can be prohibited by the extreme heat during the summer. Hiking, biking, and kayaking, for example, are great ways to get out, stay active, but perform at your own pace.</p> <h2>4. An Abundance of Healthy Produce</h2> <p>The colder it gets later in the fall, the more you'll crave comfort food &mdash; which is just one of the many reasons why you should indulge in all the exciting and uber-healthy fruits and vegetables produced from the autumn harvest. <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-fall-groceries-to-add-to-your-list-asap">Apples, pears, peaches, and pumpkin</a>&nbsp;are just for starters.</p> <p>Not only is your locally grown produce packed full of vitamins and nutrients, but you're also reducing your carbon footprint by purchasing items that don't have to be transported long distances and supporting your local economy, of course.</p> <p>And just so we're clear, pumpkin <em>spice</em> is not in this category.</p> <h2>5. The Switch to Standard Time Can Encourage Better Sleep Habits</h2> <p>Besides getting an extra hour of sleep if you go to bed early enough on the &quot;fall back&quot; switchover, there are other ways you can take advantage of the switch.</p> <p>The National Sleep Foundation recommends using this time to <a href="https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/daylight-saving-great-time-reset-your-sleep-habits">reset your sleep habits</a> by going to sleep and waking the same time every day, using bright light to help manage your &quot;body clock,&quot; selecting a relaxing bedtime ritual, and more. If you have trouble adjusting to the change &mdash; and you're not alone; millions of people have the same problem &mdash; perhaps these tips from BetterSleep.org for&nbsp;<a href="http://bettersleep.org/better-sleep/how-to-sleep-better/tips-for-surviving-daylight-saving-time1">surviving Daylight Saving Time</a> will help you survive Standard Time, too.</p> <h2>6. We Get Back to Our Regular Routines</h2> <p>As someone who lives by the beach, I can attest to the difficulty of maintaining a routine during the summer. But thanks to the school system in the United States, which typically runs from September to June, we have structure already in place to help us get back on track. It's certainly not as fun as frolicking in the sand all day, but having a routine is scientifically proven to make us&nbsp;<a href="http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/home-and-family/the-power-of-routines#P46IQElPSWD5exlH.97">happier and healthier</a> by providing a sense of security and other factors.</p> <p><em>Do you have more reasons why autumn is good for you? Let me know in the comments below.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-autumn-is-good-for-your-mind-and-body">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-18-coolest-frugal-fall-adventures">The 18 Coolest Frugal Fall Adventures</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-enjoy-fall-camping">10 Ways to Enjoy Fall Camping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-frugal-skills-you-must-have-to-survive-autumn">9 Frugal Skills You Must Have to Survive Autumn</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-surprising-ways-a-college-education-will-improve-your-life">10 Surprising Ways a College Education Will Improve Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-easy-and-delicious-ways-to-enjoy-apples">18 Easy and Delicious Ways to Enjoy Apples</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks activities Allergies autumn benefits fall outdoors well-being Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:00:32 +0000 Mikey Rox 1583096 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Jobs Proven to Make You Live Longer http://www.wisebread.com/5-jobs-proven-to-make-you-live-longer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-jobs-proven-to-make-you-live-longer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man-gardener-vegetables-farm-nature-iStock_000014514744_Small.jpg" alt="farmer" title="farmer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to live forever? Then it may be time to switch careers. Not all jobs are created equal when it comes to pay, prestige, perks &mdash; and the promise of a longer life. Read on for our roundup of gigs that are scientifically inclined to keep your heart beating longer than the rest. Just don't forget to pad your retirement savings appropriately.</p> <h2>1. Firefighter</h2> <p>Ironically, one of the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfoi_rates_2011hb.pdf">nation's safest jobs</a> requires running into burning buildings. Firefighters die on the job at a low rate of 2.5 per 100,000 workers. That's a full point below the average on-the-job death incidence for all American workers. That may be because we're seeing fewer structure fires and more firefighters are <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/01/08/168897140/the-deadliest-jobs-in-america-in-one-graphic">wearing their seat belts</a>, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Firefighters also live longer than any other public employee except police officers, often outlasting the average U.S. life expectancy of 79.</p> <h2>2. Accountant</h2> <p>According to a recent British study, accountants and folks working in similar white collar, middle class professions live longer than people working in any other occupation. In fact, accountants are outliving blue collar workers like builders and cleaners by as many as eight years. Male accountants live to an average of 80, whereas women typically live an additional five years. One reason accountants are living longer is that they have greater <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1567252/Why-accountants-live-longer-than-builders.html">control over autonomy</a> compared to different occupations. According to Karen Jochelson, a researcher at health think tank The King's Fund, this includes higher quality housing and food. The average <a href="http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/accountant/salary">salary of an accountant</a> is $65,080, which affords them greater lifestyle decisions.</p> <h2>3. Jobs That Keep You on Your Feet</h2> <p>Walking tour guides needn't worry. But if you've got a desk job, listen up. Researchers from the American Cancer Society studied the health outcome of 123,216 people during a 14-year period, and what they found very well may shock you out of your seat. Women who sit for more than six hours a day were about 40% more likely to die during the study period than those who sit fewer than three hours per day. Men were about 20% more likely to die. What's even more startling is the revelation that the damage you do to your body while seated cannot be undone. Much the same way smoking harms your lungs, the harm done to your body by sitting for extended periods of time cannot be reversed with exercise. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-attractive-standing-desks-you-can-actually-afford?ref=seealso">11 Attractive Standing Desks You Can Actually Afford</a>)</p> <h2>4. Doctor</h2> <p>When it comes to overall physical, mental, and fiscal health, doctors have the <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/161324/physicians-lead-wellbeing-transportation-workers-lag.aspx?ref=image">highest wellbeing score</a> in America. &quot;One key factor that contributes to physicians' higher average wellbeing score is related to how they view their workplace,&quot; Gallup's pollsters wrote. &quot;Physicians are the most likely to say they use their strengths to do what they do best every day, followed by nurses and teachers.&quot; This gives them a sense of self-satisfaction that benefits both the mind and body.</p> <h2>5. Farmer</h2> <p>The same Gallup poll found that farmers are exceedingly healthy when compared to workers in other trades, mainly because the nature of their work is so physically rigorous. Farmers lead all other job groups in weekly exercise, with two-thirds reporting they exercise for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week. As it turns out, sowing seeds and wrangling cattle is pretty darn good for longevity.</p> <p><em>Is your job killing you or helping you live longer?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-jobs-proven-to-make-you-live-longer">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-your-boss-wishes-you-knew">10 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-are-what-you-do-16-ways-to-improve-your-body-language">You Are What You Do: 16 Ways to Improve Your Body Language</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-depressing-jobs-that-arent-worth-the-money">10 Depressing Jobs That Aren&#039;t Worth the Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-4-jobs-people-quit-the-most">The 4 Jobs People Quit the Most</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-great-retirement-jobs">6 Great Retirement Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career and Income Personal Development jobs longer lifespan longevity well-being Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:00:07 +0000 Brittany Lyte 1336772 at http://www.wisebread.com Make Friends and Be Happy: Why Cultivating Relationships Is Good for You http://www.wisebread.com/make-friends-and-be-happy-why-cultivating-relationships-is-good-for-you <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/make-friends-and-be-happy-why-cultivating-relationships-is-good-for-you" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/982355_99732576.jpg" alt="Good friends" title="Good friends" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all have that &quot;one person&quot; that we can call anytime &mdash; day or night &mdash; for just about any reason. I'm lucky enough to have several &mdash; friends and family who are just as willing to listen to my woes as they are to share in my triumphs.</p> <p>These are the people who know to just gasp and nod when you need to vent, they pretend that they're interested in all the stories about your children, and they tell you how wonderful you are when you're feeling down. A few will even offer to help you move, an act that in itself makes these relationships worth cherishing.</p> <p>But the willingness to transport boxes isn't the only reason you should work harder to build a social circle. In fact, there's several good reasons for cultivating relationships, all of which help make your life infinitely better. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/should-you-lend-to-friends-and-family">Should You Lend to Friends and Family?</a>)</p> <h2>1. Support</h2> <p>When we first moved out to the country, we immediately embraced our new lifestyle by buying horses. In the process, we made several new friends with equine interests and as a result, discovered all sorts of wonderful riding trails we never knew existed. But it wasn't until one of our horses got sick that I realized just how strong that circle of friends had become.</p> <p>Within minutes, we had five different neighbors standing in our pasture, taking turns walking the horse to keep him from going down. One of the neighbors called a veterinarian friend who promptly showed up with a concoction that would give the horse a fighting chance...no charge.</p> <p>And then they all stayed, until the wee hours of the morning, refusing to leave until they knew the horse would be okay.</p> <p>Having a strong support network is like having a safety net to catch you when you fall off the high wire. Good friends will support you when you try something new, and they'll help you pick up the pieces when your venture doesn't work out. They let you rant when you need to and pull you back on track when you've lost your way. They'll loan you money, drive you home, and bring you chicken soup when you're sick...and they'll have your back no matter what, even if it means standing in your pasture all night to tend to a sick horse.</p> <h2>2. Health</h2> <p>I mentioned chicken soup earlier, but the health benefits of good friends actually goes much deeper than that &mdash; having good friends can actually help you ward off disease before it ever strikes.</p> <p>Research shows that people with a happy social life tend to be less stressed than their non-social counterparts &mdash; a nice side benefit of having someone to talk to when life isn't going your way. Friends also have the ability to impact our mood and boost our self-esteem, two important factors that affect our perspective on life and the world around us.</p> <p>As a result, strong relationships actually help us stay healthier and live longer, a perk I'm sure we'd all like to take advantage of.</p> <h2>3. Personal Advancement</h2> <p>My husband has a natural social charm that allows him to connect with just about anyone, anywhere, anytime, and because of this, we've enjoyed a continuous stream of free stuff, cheap stuff, and amazing opportunities we wouldn't of had otherwise. In addition to our horse friends I mentioned earlier, for example, he also has friends that work on air conditioning units and friends who work on cars. Once or twice a year, we have a friend who sends over enough fresh beef to fill a freezer, another friend that sends chicken, and yet another friend who supplies us with pork.</p> <p>If we need a trailer, there's about three friends we can borrow from, and if we need work done on our house, well, there's about three more friends that can help us there.</p> <p>We've enjoyed weekends at a private retreat at no charge, and we have access to boats and jet skis whenever we want to use them.</p> <p>In short, our circle of friends has enriched our lives in every way imaginable. Not that we purposely seek out these social connections with that strategy in mind, and I'm certainly not advocating that you make friends based on what those friends can offer. All of these relationships have an unspoken tit for tat, so rest assured that we do for them just as they do for us.</p> <p>But there's a reason that people say &quot;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-simple-networking-tricks">it's all in who you know</a>.&quot; And the more people you know, the more enrichment you'll enjoy.</p> <h2>4. Accountability</h2> <p>Just as friends are willing to listen when we rant, they're also willing to say when enough's enough. And sometimes, that's exactly what we need.</p> <p>Having someone who's not afraid to tell you the truth will help you <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-be-a-better-person-today">become a better person</a>. It keeps us honest and helps us avoid the trap of self-pity. Yes, it's nice to have someone who will sing your praises no matter what, but it's also useful to have a friend who doesn't pull any punches.</p> <p>Those are the friends that drag you out of bed when you're feeling sorry for yourself; they hold you to your promises and call you on your bull instead of just letting it slide. They tell you when you've messed up, when you're being ridiculous, and when you're headed in the wrong direction.</p> <p>And because they're willing to call like it is, you'll always have an honest opinion about the person you're becoming and the life you're creating.</p> <p>Now, making and keeping these friends isn't always easy, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always as diligent as I should be. But if there's one thing I've learned from my relationships, its that each has its own rhythm.</p> <p>Some friendships require daily connections, while others work just as well with less frequency. I have a friend who lives in Chicago, for example, and we talk on the phone once a month. But when we have that phone call, it's like we haven't missed a day...that sisterly bond is still just as strong, and the affection we share for each other hasn't waned a bit. And I know without a doubt that I'll never be truly alone.</p> <p>And that, I believe, is the real benefit of friendship.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kate-luther">Kate Luther</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-friends-and-be-happy-why-cultivating-relationships-is-good-for-you">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-things-you-need-to-stop-doing-today-to-be-a-better-friend">12 Things You Need to Stop Doing Today to Be a Better Friend</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-basic-manners-you-must-teach-your-kids">10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-jobs-proven-to-make-you-live-longer">5 Jobs Proven to Make You Live Longer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-express-condolences-without-saying-something-stupid">How to Express Condolences Without Saying Something Stupid</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-everyday-situations-that-introverts-ace">7 Everyday Situations That Introverts Ace</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Family Personal Development friendship support well-being Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:24:26 +0000 Kate Luther 909640 at http://www.wisebread.com Hungry? Have a drink. http://www.wisebread.com/hungry-have-a-drink <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/hungry-have-a-drink" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/1268879762.jpg" alt="Thirst" title="Thirst" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="165" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The chances are, you&#39;re dehydrated right now. In fact, over 75% of the American population is deyhdrated, and worse still, over 80% know they are. No big deal? Well, it is actually. Lack of hydration can lead to all kinds of problems, including obesity, fatigue and a much higher risk of certain cancers. So grab a glass or three of water and read on.</p> <p>One of the biggest reasons for some of my own weight gain when I first got to America was dehydration. I came from a very humid climate to a very dry one. And because my thirst mechanism (that sensation that tells you when to drink) was so weak, I was often mistaking my thirst for hunger. A quick snack later and I felt satisfied. But all I had done was increase my salt and fat intake and that just made me thirstier. Which made me hungrier. And thus, the cycle began. What&#39;s more, by the time we feel thirsty we are already dehydrated. And by the time we&#39;ve reached the ripe old age of 30, thirst sensations in the mouth decrease significantly. </p> <p><img src="http://healthcarehacks.com/files/fruganomics/u17/966608_drinking___.jpg" alt="water" title="water" width="300" height="253" /> </p> <p>According to many sources I checked, including the American Medical Association, roughly one in three Americans mistake thirst for hunger. And that&#39;s just the beginning of the story. As human beings are composed mainly of water (blood is 92% water, brain is 72%, lungs are 90%), we depend on it for our vital health and bodily functions. </p> <p>A good rule of thumb is to halve your weight and drink that as ounces. So, as a 200lb person I should drink around 100 ounces daily. That&#39;s roughly one 6oz glass every hour from 7am to 11pm, my average day. It&#39;s just a rough guide, but you should at least drink 64 ounces of water every day if you can. </p> <p>Here&#39;s a laundry list of facts I found about that most precious H20.</p> <ul> <li>Dehydration is a major contributor to many diseases; conversely good hydration reduces the risk of disease.</li> <li>Chronic dehydration causes: asthma, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, hypertension, cardio vascular diseases, weight gain, migraines, loss of muscle tone and digestive complications.</li> <li>Most adults loose between two and three quarts of water a day without exercising. </li> <li>One quart of water is lost during a night’s sleep.</li> <li>Caffeinated drink cause the body to discharge water.</li> <li>Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanism more efficient. It also increases the efficiency of the immune system in bone marrow, including its efficiency against cancer.</li> <li>Water reduces fatigue, and the incidences of morning sickness in pregnancy. It also helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression and constipation.</li> <li>Lack of water is the #1 reason for daytime fatigue and performance reduction.</li> <li>Just a 2% drop in body fluid causes a 20% reduction in mental and physical performance.</li> <li>Drinking water is crucial for weight loss programs.</li> <li>Even mild dehydration can slow metabolism as much as 3%.</li> <li>On a diet? 1 glass of water shuts down midnight hunger.</li> <li>Water makes skin smooth, helps decrease the effects of aging, and gives luster and shine to the eyes.</li> <li>Dehydration prevents sex hormone production, a primary cause of impotence and loss of libido.</li> <li>Water helps prevent memory loss as we age. </li> </ul> <p>Now, before you all rush to the store for bottles of spring water, here&#39;s a suggestion. Actually, a plea. The water coming from your faucet is perfectly fine and is considerably less harmful to the environment than the stuff you get in handy plastic bottles. We&#39;re experiencing an oil shortage, and millions of bottles end up in land fills daily. So, stick to tap water. If you can&#39;t handle the taste, a simple water filter can end that, and they&#39;re cheap. Much cheaper than the impact to your wallet, and the environment, from bottled water.</p> <p>Allow me also to explain what this article has to do with &#39;living large on a small budget&#39;, before I&#39;m inevitably asked that question. If, by simply drinking humble tap water, you can avoid obesity and other serious medical problems, memory loss, fatigue and improve overall job performace...well, I think that&#39;s living pretty large indeed. </p> <p>Time for a refill I think.</p> <p><em>A selection of sources (as requested, you will notice such names as the MayoClinic, the EPA and CNN).</em></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html">http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html</a> <br /><a href="http://www.water.org/waterpartners.aspx?pgID=916">http://www.water.org/waterpartners.aspx?pgID=916</a> <br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_water">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_water</a> <br /><a href="/www.epa.gov/safewater/sdwa/30th/factsheets/pdfs/fs_30ann_waterfacts_web.pdf">www.epa.gov/safewater/sdwa/30th/factsheets/pdfs/fs_30ann_waterfacts_web.pdf</a> <br /><a href="http://www.bidness.com/esd/h2ofacts.htm">http://www.bidness.com/esd/h2ofacts.htm</a> <br /><a href="http://www.cybercity-online.net/health/water.html">http://www.cybercity-online.net/health/water.html</a> <br /><a href="http://www.drinktap.org/consumerdnn/">http://www.drinktap.org/consumerdnn/</a> <br /><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283</a> <br /><a href="http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/NU/00283.html">http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/NU/00283.html</a> <br /><a href="http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/water.htm">http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/water.htm</a> <br /><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070811225126.htm">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070811225126.htm</a> <br /> </em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hungry-have-a-drink">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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