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Surely for normal healthy people your body systems tell you when you’re thirsty. I think it’s just a way of showing others how trendy you think you are if you feel it necessary to overtly carry a water bottle.

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6 minutes ago, MargieH said:

It seems to be a thing these days that you have to be FULLY hydrated at all times..... from joggers down to schoolchildren.  I wonder how us oldies coped when we were at school (only a water fountain at playtime and dinner time or just drinking from the washbasin taps)  and in the holidays, when I was running about playing outside with my friends, I never carried a water bottle - I just had a big drink of water or squash when I got back home!   

With all the extra fluids the schoolkids get through, I hope they aren't always needing to go to the loo in lesson time!

Hi Margi, 

 

It was the same when I was school    only allowed a drink at playtime and lunch.

I do try and limit how much they drink

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Phil, it's a marketing thing as well.  Our granddaughter has a very posh water container.  Apparently they are in several designs and 'EVERYONE' has got one'.   

 

Amy, you'll have to be careful if you try and enforce  limited drink rules - human rights and all that...

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1 minute ago, MargieH said:

Phil, it's a marketing thing as well.  Our granddaughter has a very posh water container.  Apparently they are in several designs and 'EVERYONE' has got one'.   

Don’t even start on bottle flipping 

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1 hour ago, Amy92 said:

As a teacher the things that really pee me off are . 

 

Children swinging on their chairs and wanting a drink constantly.

 

The job does bring its rewards :(

Welcome Amy 92 hope you enoy this site.

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13 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Surely for normal healthy people your body systems tell you when you’re thirsty. I think it’s just a way of showing others how trendy you think you are if you feel it necessary to overtly carry a water bottle.

 

Phil apparently when you are thirsty you are aready dehydrated. The hospital has told me I MUST drink at least 2 litres a day. Difficult sometimes but I always have to carry a bottle of water in my bag.

I certainly dont feel trendy. Out and about in this heat without water or a bar nearby is suicide. Besides tv says every day KEEP HYDRATED.

We weren't aware of the problems dehydration can cause years ago. I never used to even think about drinking but now I drink water also during the night.

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11 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

 

Phil apparently when you are thirsty you are aready dehydrated. The hospital has told me I MUST drink at least 2 litres a day. Difficult sometimes but I always have to carry a bottle of water in my bag.

I certainly dont feel trendy. Out and about in this heat without water or a bar nearby is suicide. Besides tv says every day KEEP HYDRATED.

We weren't aware of the problems dehydration can cause years ago. I never used to even think about drinking but now I drink water also during the night.

Current medical studies say you should only drink when you feel thirsty.

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Yes but how many medical studies are there? You can 't believe them all. My advice is repeated from oncology so thats what I try to do. Sometimes drinking when I'm thirsty just isn't enough to quench my thirst. Everyone is different and have their own views.

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You’ve only physically got room for so much liquid. If I fill the car up to the top the pumps stops to save it from spilling. Do you you drink until it pours out of your mouth?

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Drink as much as you feel you need to but please use a refillable bottle. Buying bottled water in a blow moulded single use plastic bottle is not good for the environment and stupidly expensive too.

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No I go to the loo a bit more:rotfl:

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For every 'study' that says this or that there is one that says the other...

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Apparently the average human stomach holds around a litre or a quart of liquid.

Some of the drinkers I knew must have processed it quickly because they had an amazing capacity for beer.

Any of you blokes heard the expression "breaking the seal". You can drink for quite a long time until you really need to go to the loo and after that first time you then have to go on a regular basis.

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I am told that it is necessary to drink as much liquid, preferably water, as I can manage but at least four litres a day. Part of my medication regimen is that I take a full dose diuretic tablet every morning to make me pee and reduce my water content (which it does profusely over the following 3 or so hours).

 

My thoughts are that it would be more logical not to imbibe all that water in the first place but, apparently not.

 

I am lucky, though, in that there are several springs (sources de l'eau) here (one on my own property) which provide infinite amounts of delicious, cold mountain water.

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Wish we did too but unfortunately to drink we have to use bottled water

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2 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

Wish we did too but unfortunately to drink we have to use bottled water

 

I think from now on you should ask my permission to have a drink or use the loo , don’t want you wasting  posting time

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Re.  medical studies.  Since I've been dealing with blood pressure issues, I've been digging into this a bit.  Used to be 120/80 was considered normal .  Now drs. here are saying that is borderline high and should be lower.  I read recently that drs. in Europe don't get concerned unless it get over 140/90.

I've reached a point where I don't know what to believe.  My doctor doesn't seem too bothered about it so neither am I.

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Oztalgian, I do use refillable bottles taken from 11/2 litre bottles. It a real problem plastic bottles but the water they supply in these  big domestic tanks or even "alla spina" ( like beer taps) is awful and smells like it has come directly from where it shouldn't. The water we buy isn't expensive as it is in UK. The bottles are collected and dealt with sensibly not just thrown anywhere as in the sea and picnic areas. Of course theres the type of person who couldn't care less about the environment because they think it doesn't concern them , but their grandchildren ?

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Small bottled water definitely isn't expensive. I buy a large pack at a time, from Lidls, Tesco and the like. I reuse them whenever possible, such as when I walk my daughters dog, or out for a drive. I ALWAYS recycle too. I'm told I'm obsessive about it.

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We were recently at The Open and they did not sell bottles of water, so didn't have the problem of disposing of them afterwards. Instead you could take in your own empty bottle or buy a metal flask for 4.50. There were water filling stations around the course with either just cold, or ice cold water on tap. You could take in backpacks, and your own food and drink if you wanted. Very accommodating.

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On 23 June 2019 at 11:16 AM, Compo said:

found that the stupid tw*t who dumps his takeaway boxes and Red Bull tins out of his car at the weekends

 

Red Bull you say? Don't know how they sleep at night :crazy:

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Just watching Match of the Day. West Ham play in all claret, with a pale blue trim. Man City normally play in sky blue with with white shorts. So why the hell did they play in black ? So annoying !

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