Friday, August 12, 2011

Save Your Body, Save Your Money, Save Your World

Looking for inspiration

I was scouring the net to find an inspiration for a green blog and I found a lot of articles, most of them are boring though, or, too informative. Too much information to make your mind stop working and just stare blankly at the screen.

Since green living is closely related to living healthy, I found my way into a lot of healthy living articles and dawdled with those for a few minutes (or maybe hours, I dunno). There was this article about drinking water. (Writing this makes me wonder, how many articles are there about hydrating yourself?). The article said that our bodies need water, water needs differ from person to person, blah blah blah. Old news, right? But I got my inspiration from there. YAY.

Water Therapy

I've been meaning to loose wait for some time now, not very successful. I'm on this diet program called "Monday Diet", which is just me basically saying, "I'll start dieting on Monday", and come Monday, I forget all about it. Midweek comes and I go, "I'll start dieting on Monday because I have a party on Friday and a blah on blahblah". Pathetic!

I heard this joke on the radio which had me laughing, cause I was so guilty of it, "I'm on a 30-day diet. So far, I've lost 5 days".

Anyway, one way to loose weight (I think) is too do water therapy. Whenever I feel hungry, I'll just drink water. I won't skip on my main meals, but I'll just substitute water for whatever hunger I'm feeling that isn't in time with a main meal.

Engaging in water therapy helps me save my body. Since my body requires a lot of water, this method will actually fuel it up. 8 glasses of water won't be that difficult to reach anymore. Plus, it reduces my expenses since I don't have to go out and buy snacks. Water is provided for free at the office and water is already part of the utilities that you pay for every month.

Saving the Earth through Drinking Water

Doing water therapy helps me lessen my carbon foot-print in 2 ways:

  1. I don't need to buy snacks, which means lesser plastic consumption. Most snacks now come in plastic packaging, so even if I refuse the plastic bag to contain it, I'm still consuming plastic because of the snack.
  2. I don't need to go out of the office to buy snacks, which also means that I won't use the elevator when I don't feel like using the stairs. I'll just stay in the office and not consume extra electricity
The most important thing to mention here is that to greatly lessen your carbon footprint, you should use your own reusable water bottle. It's no secret that water bottles/drinking bottles are one of the most commonly tossed out plastic. Let's help lessen this number by using our own water bottle.

Everytime I go home for the day, I fill my water bottle up even if I'm not thirsty. I always end up drinking the water anyway, because along my way home, I get hungry and buy something to eat. Not buying a drink reduces my food costs. Also, when I'm broke, water can at least ease some of the hunger, until I get home.

Something to think about

The smartest business ever thought of was bottled water, and buying it a consumer's stupidest decision. Why? Because as I mentioned earlier, water is already part of our utility bill. We already pay for water. Why do you have to spend extra for something that you already have? Sure purified water is better, but you can purify your water yourself. Also, since my dad works in a reputable, private, water company, he says that tap water is safe. If you're sensitive or scared to drink it, you can boil it anyway. Or if you do buy purified drinking water at home (by the gallon), it's still part of your monthly expenses right? So why pay for bottled water? You only buy bottled water because your thirsty and there's no free potable water source near by, right? So the smartest and most logical solution would be to just buy a water tumbler and fill it up with water before you leave. In the long run (or probably short run), the cost of buying a tumbler would be cheaper than buying bottled water everytime you're thirsty.

So drink up to save your body, save your money and save your world

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