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Water Challenge

Water Challenge

on Sunday, 28 February 2016. posted in lifestyle, nutrition

It is nearly March.. Are you up for a health challenge that can also help others? Choose one of these water challenges! Improve your health, and help provide lifesaving safe water to others. I'm going to give both a go!

1. Drink Just Water

1 in 10 people worldwide don’t have access to safe, clean water. Water is essential for life and good health.

Drinking sugary drinks can have bad effects on your health. It can lead to weight gain, tooth decay and insulin resistance to name just a few of the known health issues.

Challenge yourself to make ‘just water’ your only beverage for 14 or 30 days this March, to improve your health and raise money to help provide lifesaving safe water to others.

2. Walk for Water

How far would you walk for a glass of water? Each week, women and children walk approximately 50 kilometres just to collect water in some of the world’s poorest communities — that’s around 10,000 steps each day.

Get active this March and participate in the original Walk for Water challenge. Set your personal distance goal and walk or run your way to good health between 14th and 20th of March, whilst raising money to help provide lifesaving safe water for the world’s poorest.

Fact:
10,000 steps is the average distance walked by the world’s poorest women and children to collect water each day. 10,000 steps is approximately 7 kilometres, or 90 minutes of walking

Fact:
Tap water in Australia is amongst the purest in the world.

Fact:
Around 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That's over 1,400 children a day. 

WaterAid are dedicated to improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world's poorest communities. 

For more & to get involved:
http://www.waterchallenge.org.au

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