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Old 12-10-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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I just don't see why certain people on this thread are so hostile and adamant about the issue of people drinking water when they are thirsty, and having the foresight to bring their water with them so it's available when they need it.
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Some people just seem to be hostile whenever they hear something they disagree with. I hope you are not one of those people.


You can drink water until it comes out your ears if that is your choice. Personally I am interested in the topic because I just don't understand the issues. It seems some people have a believe that drinking lots of water is healthy. I can find opinions but no studies to support that idea. If it is a matter of feeling thirsty that does not seem to match my observations. I take a lot of classes with other seniors. I substantial percentage of the attendees bring in water bottles and sip from them every few minutes. I just don't understand. Maybe I have some defect because I can go for hours without becoming thirsty. When I do become thirsty I generally drink the equivalent of a bottle or two and have no more thirst for many hours.
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Well, as mentioned nobody really sold bottled water 30 years ago. When I first ran across it my reaction was "Are you kidding? Buying water?" It seemed so very odd to me to pay for it when most places would give you a glass for free if asked.

I also though the notion of a 24 hour tv news network was absurd, who wants that?

Well today I watch cable news more than I should & since I developed gout 20 years ago I try to be drinking water as much as I can, plus I don't want to be drinking sodas or sugary juices or coffee inventions & can't drink alcohol the way I used too, the bare minimum I do for my health. So I buy bottled water whenever I stop for a drink or have fast food outside of home.

I'm lucky I live in NYC since the tap water is great, considered to be some of the best in the world, I notice the difference when I travel & drink the tap in other cities.

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Old 12-10-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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It seems some people have a belief that drinking lots of water is healthy. I can find opinions but no studies to support that idea.
https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/data-s...er-choice.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-l...r/art-20044256

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/

https://universityhealthnews.com/dai...stay-hydrated/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0301174759.htm

https://www.livestrong.com/article/4...skin-benefits/

I do not sip water frequently or every few minutes and wherever i go, but there are a multitude of studies which have found that drinking a good amount of water is beneficial.

I can provide many more studies and more scientific studies, if required and if asked to - and most of the above information have studies listed at the end in Sources.

I do see the folly and absurdities, though, in how people pick up fads so easily and pattern their own behavior after and upon others who they see doing something - there is much lame copycat behavior and sheeple patterning in society.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/data-s...er-choice.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-l...r/art-20044256

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/

https://universityhealthnews.com/dai...stay-hydrated/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0301174759.htm

https://www.livestrong.com/article/4...skin-benefits/

I do not sip water frequently or every few minutes and wherever i go, but there are a multitude of studies which have found that drinking a good amount of water is beneficial.

I can provide many more studies and more scientific studies, if required and if asked to - and most of the above information have studies listed at the end in Sources.

I do see the folly and absurdities, though, in how people pick up fads so easily and pattern their own behavior after and upon others who they see doing something - there is much lame copycat behavior and sheeple patterning in society.
DH had a kidney removed at age 9. They told him to drink water.

Those bottles of water are the world's biggest scam. They beverage companies cannot sell soda to kids so they are hawking bottled water.

Imagine your water bottled 1/4 filled with petroleum products. That's what it takes to get that bottle of water into your hand.

A hundred years ago, some insurance company published 'we must drink x amount of water a day'. It was BS. There was nothing to back up the instruction. And we get lots of water in food.

If you must carry water, get a stainless steel container. Fill it with filtered water from your frig. That's what DH does now that water fountains are not as plentiful in buildings.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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Drinking bottled water and carrying around some with you everywhere you go seems like a status symbol to me. It's part of the culture showing others you are modern, hip and too good to drink public water out of a fountain or even your own faucet.
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Agreed.
One well-known label of bottled water amusingly came from the same reservoir that my town used for tap water, and no, I didn't live anywhere special.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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Not sure why you quoted my post, crone, at your post #155. My post has very little to nothing to do with anything in your post.

I am not a proponent of bottled water at all. Nor do I even mention bottled water.

There are many benefits to drinking water.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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I think it's also a sign of "I'm into my health and am a good weight and careful about it."

Now, I live in a very arid climate, and it makes more sense, but when I was back East and working inside, it was absurd. Then, there was all the Diet Cokes intertwined. Seems like an eating disorder thing for young women.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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My doctor told me told drink more water for my kidney function as well as dehydration. Living in Las Vegas requires drinking a lot more than a different climate.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Agreed.
One well-known label of bottled water amusingly came from the same reservoir that my town used for tap water, and no, I didn't live anywhere special.
We refill the bottles from our RO tap. We buy 24-36 drinking bottles for a couple of bucks and use them until they wear out.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Back in the 80's, as the result of an auto immune disease, I had to drink a lot of water. I did not absorb it well, and a little time in the hot sun and I need about three big bottles one right after the other. I've been to walk in emergency with severe dehydration when the body is at its worse, and thus when I go somewhere we'll be riding for a while, I bring a backpack with salty munchies, and lots of gatoraide all mixed. I've learned that if you wait until you're actually thirsty, even the best balanced garoraide doesn't help much and water alone even less.


And as you get older you get less and less good at coping with insufficent fluids and salts. When its hot and one might be stuck out where its hot, I keep potato chips too for the salt. I know when to start from how I feel, and when to quit and how much fluid I need with it.


Or, you can have some medical condition which means your body doesn't deal well with insufficent fluids and likely nobody can tell but you should know what to do when you need to, even if its a stop for 'munchies'.


Thing is only YOU can know how your body reacts and just what it calls a good mix. As for water, I used to use the thing which filtered it for times when you need it now. It made no difference with flavors, especially coffee. I remember a short trail hike this group of friends had, and I had this small backpack on a shoulder full of waters. A couple of them ended up finishing it off with me, and had never BEEN there.


I still keep a few bottles of water when I go somewhere, since even when heat isn't the cause I drink enough wet stull since its not the only one.


If people carry around water, then likely they need to. It doesn't mean you or anyone else has to start, because we are not clones. And its much better to be cautious and safe.
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