Studying. The act of learning outside of the classroom. The concentrating on information in a way that allows your brain to soak it in and grow. The opening of a book and sitting near it while you text, eat, scroll social media, catch up on a show … wait. Not that last bit. But often, isn’t that what happens to us all? It’s incredibly difficult to have the discipline and attention for an effective study session. Making the learning process extra painful. Why can’t you just focus? It seems so simple.
And sometimes, it’s as simple as remembering that your study focus is tied to your overall wellness. Things like sleeping, eating right, and exercising are all simple efforts that increase how captivated you are by studying. But often we overlook the thing that’s all around and in us: water. With bodies that are made up of approximately 75% water, it’s the basic foundation that keeps everything functioning at peak performance.
If water’s the thing that’s getting between you and an easier time studying, let’s tackle some of the common concerns with taste, safety and expense.
If you’ve avoided water because it doesn’t excite your taste buds, there are a few simple options for adding zing to your H2O. Obviously, lots of products exist for quick flavored water. But if you have certain preferences, try infusing your water with fruits or vegetables like oranges, strawberries or cucumbers to create a natural and refreshing beverage. Want an option you can make ahead? Put that ice tray to good use by freezing herbs like mint in ice cubes, or filling the tray with a strong flavored natural fruit juice like cranberry or pomegranate. Pop ‘em out of the freezer and create an extra cold and flavor-forward drink of water.
You’re aware that our water tables are at risk of being tainted by any number of contaminants ranging from pesticides to pharmaceuticals. Not to mention the journey your water takes from the treatment plant to your faucet opens up ample opportunity for more harmful exposures. If this is your concern, there’s an option that can help you feel more confident in the water you drink. Water filtration systems like the line of pitchers developed by PUR represent leading and certified filtration technology.
At typically $1.50 per 20-ounce bottle, you’re going to feel the cost of good-tasting water on your budget. Think of it this way: if 20 ounces is $1.50, that means you’re spending approximately $4.80 daily on water alone. Not to mention, the cost to the environment. Water filtration systems like those in the conveniently slim sized (and colorful!) PUR Plus 11 Cup Pitcher can save you on average up to $75 a month over bottled water¹!
Next time studying looms over your head, give yourself an advantage. Drink your water and reap the benefits this next semester.
¹Based on comparing a year's worth of bottled water (16.9 oz) to a PUR system and 5 refills. Based on Nielsen US Scantrak sales.