The Vitality of Water
The New Year often signals ‘Let’s drink champagne at Midnight!’, but our drinking habits have changed over the years as to how much we drink. We still see ladettes binge drinking but I think that scene is now less common particularly in university towns, whilst ten years ago girls lying on the pavement completely plastered was a common sight!
Whether it is due to stricter police controls or social disgust I’m not sure. Nevertheless, I think it’s a good thing and of late I have seen more and more of my own friends enjoying a drink of sparkling water flavoured with a squeeze of lemon or a dash of lime and lots of ice…even on New Year’s Eve!
Also mock cocktails are passing as the real thing. Soaps like Emmerdale also seem to have lessened their ‘large glass of wine in the manor house’ scenes.
More men, and women too, are now less likely to go over the limit. Losing your driving license is not something 21st Century people relish. It’s too much of an inconvenience to take the risk and now Uber with competitive pricing and instant access has come along people don’t need to drink and drive and take the risk.
So what has incited this change?
I think it is because people are becoming more health conscious with a trip to the gym rather than a trip to the pub and most are discovering the vitality of water.
We can choose from still or sparkling, favoured or bottled water or questionably toxically polluted tap water! (Although some people do not believe this to be true and many still drink it daily).
Water is everywhere and our relationship with it goes back years.
As an island we are physically surrounded by it, most like to holiday beside it and we are about 60% water by weight and 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by it.
Whatever your relationship with water there’s no avoiding the fact that it is VITAL to our health and well-being!
Thank you for joining me and I hope you will take a look at the interesting facts relating to water and the Bible, civilisation, health and history.