5 ways water can help you look and feel better this summer

(BPT) – From beaches and pools to drinking fountains and splash pads, water is synonymous with summer. As North Americans head into the summer months water can play an important role in helping us look and feel better all season long.

“Water’s benefits are virtually endless from its known impact on our body’s physical health to its proven effect on our emotional well-being,” said Judd Larned, president, Culligan Water. “With ease of accessibility through nature, your community or your home’s tap, water can be your best friend this summer.”

Here are five ways you can use water to help you look and feel better this summer:

1. Drink on the go.

It’s no secret that drinking water offers a bevy of health benefits from positively affecting energy levels and concentration to preventing headaches. Experts say that the average amount of water you need per day is about 3.7 liters (15.5 cups) for men and 2.7 liters (11.5 cups) for women. So, whether you’re going to work, the park, or the pool, always take a reusable water bottle with you. Set your water bottle in a high-traffic area or close to the door so you don’t forget it when leaving home. And… refill, refill, refill whenever empty.

2. Drink good water.

Not all water is created equal. Filling your reusable bottle with filtered water can ensure it not only tastes better but is better for you. Water treatment solutions, such as reverse osmosis systems work to reduce specific impurities that may be found in your water. Look for options that offer multiple stages of filtration, like Culligan’s groundbreaking Aquasential Smart Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, which offers 12 different filter options and is certified to reduce 60 contaminants including lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and PFOA/PFOS, plus 15 emerging contaminants. The system’s modern design features a drinking water faucet with instant performance feedback in brushed nickel, chrome, matte black and bronze finishes. It also offers a smart device app that gives users intuitive control over the RO system with water alerts, maintenance needs and tools that put tracking water consumption at a homeowner’s fingertips. With the right RO system, homeowners can have peace of mind with an unlimited supply of great-tasting, cleaner, safer water.

3. Add water exercise to your workout routine.

With warmer weather comes increased access to pools and natural bodies of water for exercise. Adding swimming or water aerobics to your weekly workout routine can help keep you feeling fit all summer long. Water exercise is low impact, making it easier on the body’s joints and reduces the risk of injury. It also provides a high level of built-in resistance, making it excellent for whole body and cardiovascular workouts. Mixing up your traditional workout routine with water exercise can also help prevent boredom or burnout keeping you motivated and active year-round.

4. Soften at-home water for better hair, skin and nails.

Everyone wants to look their best during the summer, and water plays an important role, starting with the water in your home. If your home has hard water, it can have a negative effect on your hair, skin and nails. Water with hard mineral content, such as magnesium and calcium, makes it difficult to achieve a thorough rinse in the shower, which weakens hair follicles and results in brittle hair. Hard water also causes dry skin and the layers of your nails to break down over time. A water softening system in your home can go a long way toward keeping your hair soft and bright and your skin smooth and supple. Culligan’s Aquasential® Smart High Efficiency (HE) Water Softener offers high-efficiency water softening for your home. It can optimize salt, water and electricity, with smart features that let you track water usage and set goals and receive service notifications for things such as low salt alerts.

5. Soak up the serenity of water.

Whether it’s a tranquil lake or the sandy beach along crystal clear waters, experts say that water can have a positive impact on mental health. It’s been found that being around water can lower blood pressure, decrease stress, and evoke a sense of relaxation. Summer is the perfect time to unwind by the water and soak up its benefits, whether on your own or with family and friends.

For more information about water treatment products, visit www.culligan.com.