Michelle Obama: urges “one extra glass of water daily” will change lives

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US first lady Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting “Let’s Move,” Wednesday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: “Drink up.”

The president’s wife called on Americans to drink at least one extra glass of water daily.

“I’ve come to realize that if we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water,” Obama said in a statement.

“That’s it – it’s really that simple. Drink just one more glass of water a day and you can make a real difference for your health, your energy, and the way you feel. So Drink Up and see for yourself,” she said.

The first lady cheekily planned to launch her new initiative in Watertown, in the midwestern US state of Wisconsin, alongside actress Eva Longoria.

As part of its efforts to encourage hydration, a special logo will be printed on hundreds of millions of water bottles as well as on some 10,000 public water fountains.

The public relations campaign will also encourage people to upload photos of themselves imbibing on the website www.youarewhatyoudrink.org and on social media photo-sharing site Instagram, tagged “drinkH20.”

Obesity is a major health issue in the United States, where one in three adults and nearly one in five children are obese.

The campaign does not specifically urge Americans to replace drinks of soda with water, although the sugary drinks are often considered partly to blame for expanding waistlines.

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  • Is it really possible that after all those wins by Kenyan distance runners over the years, that IAAF testing has not caught anyone doping but now some reporter has? What’s the real story here?

  • guest

    have independent doctors to come and test the athletes randomly and without notice to clear any doubts over this matter

  • kimutai

    I can’t buy these Western media-orchestrated stories. This is complete malice, going as far as painting Kenyan runners as having suspect advantage in athletics. By the way, are these athletes not subject to tests in all competitions? This media house suggests you can counterract blood tests, how? If so, the authorities should surely have a way of catching such athletes. In any case, these athletes train very hard, myself coming from a community where majority of the runners come from, I can never buy these cheap sensationalist stories, coming especially from Germany. Instead of besmirching Kenyan sportmen/women, train hard and win the medals fair and square instead of resorting to distasteful campaign against Kenya as a country and her world-beating athletes. Am disgusted and I hope this media house learns to be objective, not concocting stories to suit a sinister agenda

  • Jenjillings

    There’s virtually no testing and absolutely no ooc testing in third world countries. Maybe one day the blind will see that sports are purely business.

  • kiromo

    For me this its not new the store is located at Hilton Hotel building,yes they sell the pills.its true

  • Jonte, Washington DC

    Doctors have been saying the same all along but since it’s Michelle…it’s news. crazy world we live in. tomorrow, Oprah will say we should poop once in a day…lol..

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