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There’s no doubt that water is essential to your health. Accounting for up to 75% of your body weight, water plays a key role in regulating everything from brain function to physical performance to digestion — and much more ( Still, while it’s clear that drinking enough water is important to health, you may wonder whether timing matters. This article takes a look at the evidence to evaluate the best time to drink water. Enjoying a glass of water first thing in the morning is a internet simple way to start your day off on the right foot. Some may also find that drinking water right when they wake up makes it easier to maintain healthy hydration habits and increase fluid intake throughout the day. If you’re dehydrated, increasing your daily water intake can help boost your hydration levels, which may be especially beneficial for improving mood , brain function, and energy levels. In fact, studies show that even mild dehydration can negatively affect memory, concentration, anxiety levels, and fatigue ( However, while some may find that drinking water in the morning works for them, there’s no evidence to suggest that it’s any more beneficial to drink water in the morning than at other times during the day. Drinking water first thing in the morning can help start your day on the right foot. However, while it may help some people increase their daily water intake, there’s no evidence to suggest that drinking water in the morning is particularly beneficial. Drinking a glass of water just before eating a meal is a great strategy if you’re trying to lose weight . Doing so can not only help enhance feelings of fullness but also decrease your intake during that meal.

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The multi-day training, “Responding to Oilfield Emergencies,” is provided to first responders at no-cost by Ohio’s natural gas and oil producers and was the first to take place following a $150,000 OOGEEP donation to build two classrooms for the new, state-of-the-art facility. OOGEEP’s award-winning training exceeds state and federal fire safety standards and was the first program of its kind developed in the nation. In its 20th year, 19 firefighters were trained, bringing the total trained to more than 1,500 firefighters and first responders. The two-day training includes experience classroom presentations, virtual reality tabletop exercises and live outdoor fire behavior labs. Local firefighters who attended the training were Trevor Willoughby, Weathersfield Fire Department; Roger Bruce, Southington Fire Department; and Derek Hollander and Caleb Richmond, Brookfield Fire Department. “There is no better class around,” Richmond said. “(The class) is the most realistic class I have ever taken. I learned so much that I have never even thought of.” OOGEEP’s training was collaboratively developed by natural gas and oil industry experts, regulatory agencies, firefighters and emergency responders. The training teaches common practices, references and standards used by the fire service and the natural gas and oil industry.