6 Reasons to Drink Water

On October 17, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Fluid loss in the human body occurs constantly through breathing, evaporation, and excretion, so it’s important to stay hydrated constantly. The threat of dehydration can be deadly at times, and drinking lots of water helps the body maintain it’s fluid level. It also has several other benefits, including erasing wrinkles in the skin, jump-starting muscles, […]

 

Plastic: The Problem And Its Impact – Impact Hub

On October 15, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Plastics have changed our lives. Unfortunately, it has changed our lives for the better and worse. Intense plastic use has negatively impacted our environment because it takes years to decompose. The waste derived from plastic is unthinkable and is expected to become a huge problem for future generations. In addition to environmental problems, there is […]

 

The Water Myth

On October 13, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The old notion of having to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day is actually a myth. This amount (about 2.5 liters) came from a half-century old study with no basis in fact. The truth is that we do lose some water to bodily processes like breathing, sweating, and urinating, but not that much. Although […]

 

How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World

On October 11, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The plastics industry is corrupting, and undermining efforts across the globe to help combat plastics pollution. Basically, the more people invest in recycling and a cleaner planet, the bigger the financial loss for the plastics industry. One of the major players in this is China, who recently stopped accepting other countries plastic waste, which has […]

 

Banning plastic bags is not enough to save the whales, more is required

On October 9, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Plastic waste, including plastic bags, are a huge issue for marine life. In just the last half-century, the world has dumped over 14 trillion pounds of plastic into the oceans, much of this pollution comes from developing Asian countries. Still, plastics play an essential role in society, and should not be overlooked, so more emphasis […]

 

Drinking Water Quality in Scotland 2018 – Private Water Supplies

On October 7, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

A 2018 study of Scottish private water supplies showed that 11% of these private water sources contained E. coli. Since these supplies are owned by individuals rather than Scottish Water, they are not regularly treated. However, there are ways to improve water quality in these private supplies. The Scottish government has created a “private water […]

 

How is technology helping us maintaining a healthy lifestyle? – Business MattersBusiness Matters

On October 5, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

In today’s modern world technology can play a major part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can rely on apps to track fitness levels, increase your awareness on steps taken and also in calories ate. You can seek out apps, websites, Instagram accounts, and blogs to help motivate you to make healthy choices and give […]

 

Meet scientists who drink tap water for a living to check chlorine levels and ensure it is tasty – iNews

On October 3, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

A team of 23 scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh make sure Scotland’s water is tasty. They taste of 15,000 samples a year and find many aromas in the water such as earthiness to yeasty flavors. The tasting is very precise. They need to remove the chlorine, a chemical that disinfects tap water to taste […]

 

“Schedule wellness like you would meetings” with Alison Hadden and Dr. William Seeds – Thrive Global

On October 1, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

When the world is so full of responsibilities and deadlines, and a packed calendar it is hard to fit in time for your well being. You still need to take care of your fitness and mental health needs regardless of your long to-do list and should treat your workouts like a definite appointment. Schedule a […]

 

Struggling to Get Back Into a Workout Routine? These 5 Strategies Could Help – TIME

On September 29, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Keeping up with the responsibilities and expectations associated with our modern times can be quite exhausting, but there should always be time that you can set aside for yourself in order to focus on your physical fitness. While you’re finding ways to get motivated, make an appointment with your primary care physician so that they […]