There’s a reason Australia is known as the “lucky country”. Its natural beauty and liveability lend themselves to an active, outdoor lifestyle and good health for Aussies. And there may just be something in the drinking water, too! Natural Springs offers the perfect combination of minerals to ensure hydration. We take a closer look at at the role water plays in health and happiness.
Australians live long and strong, enjoying a life expectancy of 84.3 years (according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data) – the third highest in the world behind Monaco and Japan. Aussies also score above average on the OECD Life Satisfaction scale with a rating of 7.1 (average: 6.7).
The four pillars of good health
As a fellow Australian, I think I know the reasons behind the positive data. We’re blessed with great weather, low pollution and a high standard of living. And we tend to prioritise our mental and physical health and wellbeing by ascribing to the following pillars of good health.
Water does more than just quench your thirst and cool you down. Did you know that your body consists of almost 70% water? As the primary substance your body needs for flushing out toxins, hydration is vital to the body’s metabolism and digestion. Water is also known natural stress-reliever.
Eating well will make you feel good inside and out. Incorporating vegetables and legumes, fruit, wholegrain cereals, reduced-fat dairy, fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts, seeds and red meat (in moderation) is a good place to start. Plant-based diets are also becoming increasingly attractive especially from an environmental perspective.
The guidance of the Australian Government Department of Health is that the average adult should be active most (preferably all) days for a total of 2.5 to five hours of moderate activity a week. Strength training for healthy muscles and bones is also advisable two days a week. Good hydration will ensure you can exercise for longer too.
The prevailing advice is that adults should get between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. The quality of sleep is also important; you should wake feeling rested. Avoid screens for an hour before bed, create a calm environment (not too hot or cold), and don’t drink caffeine for at least four hours before your head hits the pillow.
A closer look at the health benefits of drinking natural springs water
At a minimum, you should drink eight to ten glasses of water a day for good hydration – extra if you’re spending time outdoors or exercising. In steamy Singapore, it’s even more important to regularly drink water to regulate body temperature.
Mineral-rich natural spring water has been shown to assist in the treatment of migraines, chronic pain, anxiety, heart problems and diabetes. It plays a role in delivering nutrients to cells and keeps organs functioning correctly. And water is also crucial to keeping joints lubricated, and preventing sickness and infections.
Available in Singapore, Natural Springs water is sourced from an underground volcanic aquifer in Black Hill Mountain in the Australian state of Victoria. Rainfall is naturally filtered by the fine scoria in the volcano where it picks up healthy essential minerals and electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and chloride. The water remains above the water table, so it’s pure, fresh, and protected from possible contamination, giving it a naturally high PH of 8.1.
Natural Springs also meets the highest standards of quality, complying with both Australian standards and international code ISO9002. So it not only tastes good, but it’s good for you too.
Sign up to a hot and cold dispenser ($250 refundable security deposit) and receive three free bottles of Natural Springs Australia water (worth $60). Purchase a minimum of 36 bottles for a year and the $150 dispenser rental is waived. Quote “EL3” at naturalsprings.com.sg at checkout. Offer ends 30 June 2023.
This article first appeared in the April 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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