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Old 12-10-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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Believe it or not there are scientific approaches to determine what is healthy. Most of us have bodies that are physiologically similar in the absence of some disease or other serious abnormality.
Keep beating the dead horse
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Devout Muslims, during the holy month or Ramadan, drink no water during the 12 daylight hours, despite the hot desert climate. And have no medical issues whatsoever.
Good for them! And do they do this when they aren't required to for their religion? Just for the fun of it? Riiii-iiiight.

I don't agree we all need to drink a gallon of water each day to be healthy and I certainly know you can drink too much. But who wants to be uncomfortable by being thirsty if they don't need to be? This is a huge non-issue - if you want or need water handy then keep it around...otherwise, don't - and stop thinking YOU (that's a general "you") know what is best for everyone.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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These days, it seems like most younger folks are toting around water bottles and drinking water *all* the time. Is it really improving our health? I have my doubts.

In the early 1990s, I had a family member who carried a bottle of water everywhere and was always sipping on that water. He was also in the bathroom every 30 minutes (for obvious reasons). We thought it was pretty weird that this healthy 30-something guy was constantly drinking water.

Now it seems like the norm.

When did Americans decide that we must have bottled water with us at all times? Is it really improving our health and/or our longevity? It seems like a very curious habit to me (but then again, I'm old).
I remember well over a hundred plus years ago guy riding on horses with a canteen of water. When you get thirsty you get thirsty and bottled water is a thirst quencher.

That said 18 pages of debate on drinking water rates this thread as a BADA BING WTF!
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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I don't think bottled water was widely available 30 years ago.
Of course it was.

I don’t see the problem with drinking water. It’s better than liquid chainsaw.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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And if you watch Lawrence of Arabia movie, the desert people drink less water than the English people. We are not all the same.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:17 PM
 
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If you have ever passed a kidney stone, you will understand the value of drinking water, and carrying it with you at all times.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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How do you know these people are buying bottled water continually?

If I find empty attractive water bottles somewhere, I take them home, clean them and put tap water into them. Since I read that 70% of bottled water is untested, I feel it is safer to drink tap water. Most people buy bottled water for the taste.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:41 AM
 
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How do you know these people are buying bottled water continually?

If I find empty attractive water bottles somewhere, I take them home, clean them and put tap water into them. Since I read that 70% of bottled water is untested, I feel it is safer to drink tap water. Most people buy bottled water for the taste.
Most bottled water is nothing more than city supplied tap water that has been pumped through a water filtering ion and/or osmosis system and possibly UV light. Then it’s bottled and sold as pure drinking water. Some people do not like the chlorine or fluoride in tap water.
Then there is the spring water which is treated to kill bacteria but no other filtering.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:21 AM
 
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I've never understood why some people seem to lose their minds over a harmless activity other people do. It makes no sense to me.

Live and let live...
Seconded. It's amazing. I can almost see OP sighing loudly and rolling her eyes because a random passerby pulled out a Poland Spring and took a swig.

Some folks just need to complain about something.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:42 AM
 
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Seconded. It's amazing. I can almost see OP sighing loudly and rolling her eyes because a random passerby pulled out a Poland Spring and took a swig.

Some folks just need to complain about something.
Oh Lorty...

That's reading an awful lot into an innocuous post!

If you can "almost see me," you should use your psychic abilities to help the police find missing bodies! You got any dings on Jimmy Hoffa?
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