Basic Needs of Humans-Water

February 19, 2010

We all need air, water, sleep, food and exercise and shelter. Actually, we all need good quality air, clean water, deep regenerative sleep, nourishing food and regular movement in our bodies and a place to relax and renew. All 6 areas are interrelated and important. Some people focus only on their food or exercise and forget the other factors. Good health requires attention to all.

So, do you know the quality of your water? Optimally the clean water acts should be enforced by our government. They aren’t. We need to demand that they are enforced. I believe it is our right to be able to drink clean water anywhere we turn on a tap. It is not possible right now. There are one in eight people on our planet who do not even have access to safe, clean drinking water, period.

What can we do?

Be informed about local, national and global issues surrounding our water quality.

For you and your family: filter your water with a good quality carbon block filter.

For your community: Call and write your local officials telling them your concerns. Be up to date on your local water quality issues. Visit the EPA.gov site for local and national issues.

For our global community: Be informed about world water issues. WHO site is one good resource. Help build wells through donations to productive organizations like CharityWater.

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Get a Bike, fold it up!

October 10, 2008

According to The Economist bike sales are up. Giant, one of the largest manufacturers sold 460,000 bikes last month! And there are reported shortages in New York and Taiwan where people are actually putting deposits on their future 2-wheeler delivery. Bikes in urban settings are not a new fad yet taking a bike public transport is difficult and often not allowed, particularly during rush hour. So check out the folding bike solution. How brilliant, although the bikes are not made for long distance. “It’s a three-legged comparison between the durability of the bike, how much it’s going to cost and how much it’s going to weigh. If you want something that’s very light and very durable, you’re going to pay for it. If it’s going to be durable and reasonably priced, it’s going to be heavier,” said David Fiedler, bicycling guide at bicycling.about.com.  

via: treehugger

Wrist-erciser

October 5, 2008

 

Micah just sent me this link for a very interesting hand and wrist exerciser. It has won the Medical Design excellence award. The Xtensor is the only product on the market to perform with true biomechanical correctness, able to stimulate muscles and tendons in the hands, wrists and elbows that have been virtually off limits to all other devices. Just the thing after a long day of driving and gripping a steering wheel, playing music, and other repetitive motions.