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August 11, 2020

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #74

August 11, 2020

I hope you are enjoying the summer, getting outdoors, and staying hydrated!

Just a friendly reminder to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day, especially during hot weather.

In addition to the general benefits of hydration, drinking enough water is critical to overall immunity and protecting yourself from all types of bacterial and viral infections, such as Covid-19.

If you or your children are spending time in chlorinated swimming pools this summer, I wanted to share some information on how to protect yourself and your skin. Thus, our feature article is “Swimming Chlorine Exposure – How to Minimize the Effects.”

If you are not swimming in chlorinated water, but you are bathing or showering in unfiltered tap water, you might want to check out the article below on this topic.

I am also sharing a new article on “How to Hydrate Your Skin – 4 Key Factors” since so many of us experience drier skin with more sun and water exposure during the summer months.

Have fun and be safe!

Nancy Hearn, CNC

Feature Article

Swimming Chlorine Exposure – How to Minimize the Effects

Swimming chlorine exposure has been linked to asthma and respiratory problems, and may even increase your risk of developing cancer.

For a review of some clinical studies conducted on the effects of swimming chlorine exposure, see Chlorinated Pools May Increase Cancer Risk by Emily Sohn on the Science site for NBC News.

However, that doesn’t mean that you or your children need to stop swimming. There are obvious physical exercise benefits from swimming, as well as the “blue space” effect for mental and emotional well-being.

And then, for children especially, swimming provides many hours of a fun outdoor activity during the summer months. This is a benefit that many parents highly value for their children.

Read more here . . .

Related Articles

Chlorine in Tap Water – Why Use a Bath and Shower Filter

How to Hydrate Your Skin – Four Key Factors

Important Vitamins for Eczema - Best Food Sources

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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

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