water safetyMay is Water Safety Month. Because over 100,000 people drown each year worldwide, it’s best to make sure you are doing everything you can so that your family and loved ones are safe around water. Keeping an eye on kids who are around water is always advised, but remember that even older kids and adults drown, too, so stay vigilant and assign someone to keep an eye on everyone at pool parties and anytime you’re around water.

Even water that’s spilled on floors or the ground can cause someone to slip and fall. Head injuries and limbs breaking due to falls can lead to serious complications. Be careful when walking on smooth surfaces if there is a possibility of any liquid being present. Older people are particularly susceptible to broken hips and other bones and it often takes them longer to recover.

Drinking plenty of water, especially as the weather warms up, is an important part of staying healthy, too. Some say that waiting until you’re thirsty to drink is waiting too long. Drink water often, all day long. Drink an 8 ounce glass before going to bed and another upon waking. The American Journal of Epidemiology found that drinking more water reduced the risk of heart attack by a significant amount. You’ll likely find that drinking a full glass of water before each meal helps curb your appetite, helping with weight loss if you are hoping to lose a few pounds.

Drinking safe water is key, of course. You can buy filtered water, though that gets expensive and can be a chore to have to carry all the bottles. Bottled water is also not great on a tight budget and the manufacture of the bottles themselves holds controversy because of the environmental consequences. Having delicious purified water straight from the tap is the most convenient. Distilled water from JB Water can be the answer you’re looking for if you want to keep your family hydrated and drinking more water.

Water safety is about many things. Keep your family safe.