Why I Believe in Water for Good Health
Monday, June 18, 2018
The Engineering Corner: Week of June 17, 2018
*Welcome to the Engineering Corner, a new weekly blog that will provide an inside look at our Product Development team’s progress with the Smart Faucet and exciting experiences, as well as highlighting important sustainable breakthroughs in today's technology revolution.
My name is Jon Colosimo and I am the Engineering Director for Tern Water. In my past three years with The Tern Team, I have experienced some fantastic opportunities as the company and it’s vision has grown. Between the experiences of the Product Development cycle with the Smart Faucet and networking opportunities presented at local meetups and large conventions such as CES, I am always fascinated with the stories of product developers, hearing the struggles they face and their eventual successes.*
So let’s start off with a simple question: Why do I want to talk about engineering, water, and the importance of how they intersect? The two pictures below show my story of the past year:
A picture from May 2017 of an out of shape, scary, bearded dude with long hair.
My current team picture from February 2018.
The difference? About 55 pounds less. What led this to happen? Simple. I started drinking 12 oz of water every morning.
We are all over consumed by the ease of technology in our lives. The average person wakes up in the morning, looks at their phone, takes a shower, brushes their teeth, and throws down a cup of coffee to get their day started. That list never involves rehydrating after 6-8 hours of sleep with no water intake. Instead, we scrub social media and claim the brief rush of caffeine is enough to get our day moving. The simple discipline of drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning helped me start my day in the right direction, and allowed me to acknowledge and respect the path I needed to follow every day in order to take care of myself, from diet to exercise, and other everyday habits. Imagine cold starting a race car and immediately pushing it to max speed. Without giving the engine a chance to warm up and prime itself, performance will deteriorate and lead to damages down the road. It is no different with our bodies.
A simple glass of water in the morning helps get the body warmed up. The addition of minerals (such as freshly squeezed lemon) also assists in activating crucial enzymes that optimize your body’s performance. That’s it! A glass of water every morning has made all the difference.
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