One of the best aspects of the holiday season is the spirit of giving, and the spirit of helping others and making a difference toward people’s health and happiness. For Multipure, one of the best ways to help others is to educate people and families to improve their water and their health.

One of the easiest ways to make a difference toward better health is to educate people on the importance of hydration. Most people know that water is essential to life, so any education on the subject can be as simple as expanding on their existing knowledge. Here are some quick and simple facts about water and hydration that most people should know:

  • The human body is about 60% water.
  • Water helps regulate temperature.
  • Water keeps skin and hair soft and supple.
  • Water helps regulate blood pressure.
  • Water helps keeps joints lubricated.
  • Water is essential for energy, concentration, and focus.

A key to educating people on hydration is to emphasize water as the drink of choice for better health. Water is not only the best source of hydration, but drinking more water means drinking fewer “empty calorie” drinks, like sugary sodas, fruit juices, or other soft drinks. More than 63% of youths and 49% of adults drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day. The degree to which children drink sugar-sweetened beverages is a major contributor to the rise of childhood obesity, and it can start remarkably early: 46% of children between 2 and 4 years of age drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day. Replacing sugary drinks with water offers a clean and refreshing way to reduce sugar intake and calories, which then reduces risk factors for obesity and type-2 diabetes.

Educating people on proper hydration is only the beginning, though. It is important to help people learn about drinking water contaminants, both natural and man-made, and how they can make water less healthy to drink. Educate people on some of the more common water contaminants in tap water, such as chlorine or particulates, or some of the water contaminants that have gained national attention in recent years, such as lead, microplastics, or the “forever chemicals,” PFOA and PFOS. Help people understand the causes behind water contamination, and how contaminants get into their tap water. Of course, the point isn’t to scare people about their tap water, but to raise awareness of water quality issues, and to help them understand why water quality is so important.

This naturally leads into educating people about water filtration. Too often, people assume bottled water is the best solution to clean drinking water. But, there are many reasons why bottled water is not the answer. Bottled water is an expensive, bulky, and limited resource, and in some cases, may be nothing more than repackaged tap water. Plastic bottles have been found to contribute to water contamination, in the form of microplastic particles added to the water during the bottling process. Bottled water is also something that would be unfeasible to use for washing, preparing, and cooking food. This is why it is important to educate people on the importance of filtered water as a solution to clean water.

When you teach people about water filtration, you give them a source of cleaner, safer, healthier water – for drinking, for washing foods, and for cooking – at a fraction of the cost of bottled water. Of course, it is also important to help people understand all the different types of water filters out there, and why Multipure is such a great choice when it comes to a home water filter. Educating people about water filtration offers them a way to protect the quality of their water, while promoting the hydration and health of their families.

Making a difference through water education is about more than just helping your family, friends, and coworkers. Water education is important worldwide, and you can make a difference by helping to support global water education. Nonprofits like Project Wet understand the importance of educating and training people on vital water issues. Project Wet is dedicated to educating less-developed areas around the world about hydration, hygiene, and sanitation, and works to train educators, workers, and scientists to find solutions to clean water in their local, underdeveloped regions. Through education on water issues, development of local solutions, and focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability, Project Wet works to improve the health and lives of people in need around the world.

That is what “Making a Difference through Education” is all about: improving the health and lives of people everywhere, by raising awareness and educating others on hydration, water quality, and water solutions. When you learn about water issues, you gain a greater understanding of its importance to all human life, and you gain the ability to help others understand the importance of clean water and better health. So give back to others by becoming a water teacher and advocate, and make a difference toward the betterment of people’s lives. For Life. For You.