Fun Fact Friday: Survival Times

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Hey there Glen Summit Spring Water fans, and welcome to our newest feature: Fun Fact Friday!  Every Friday, we will write a different fact about water, and tell you a little about it.  

Join us today, as we give you an fun fact about how long you can go without water!

We’ve all heard of the age-old saying of: You can only go 3 days without water.  But how true is that statement, anyway?  With new processes in science and research, we are now better able to determine if that number is an accurate representation, or just another urban legend.

Turns out, a researcher at George Washington University found that you can go without water for a week—at maximum.  3 days is seen more as a warning sign, that some functions will be limited without further intake of water, but your body can continue to function. Now, that week-long figure can be manipulated by several environmental factors, it is not set in stone.  For example, making it a week without water is doable in an average environment, but in an area such as the tropics or where the blazing sun is beating down on you, it will be a lot less, since you are losing a greater amount of water through perspiration.  

While these figures, it may help you out in a survival situation, but by no means do we recommend trying it for the fun of it.  Hydration is incredibly important, especially in these summer months.  Do your part today and drink up!

Have a great weekend!

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