I am a big believer in playing to your reality. And the reality is most of us understand that drinking water is an essential part of a good health plan. We get it. But life is so busy these days, and there are so many moving parts, we don’t always have the time or resources to do what’s best for us. I get that too. That is why I am a fan of spending a little extra time to install items and practices in my life that make healthy choices easier and more consistent. That’s why I have a water filtration system.
Ten years ago when I was buying appliances for my new house the one thing I knew for sure was that I needed to get refrigerator that had a built in water filtration system. I wasn’t sure about any other feature, but that one was a deal breaker. Why? Because I know me. I know how crazy my day can be. I know that I need the easiest healthy yes’s available to me, and having a filtered water system makes filling up my water bottle an easy yes. Not only an easy yes, but a less expensive one. Bottled water can add up to some serious change, not to mention some serious landfill. Filling up your own portable water bottle, with your own filtered water, from your own refrigerator makes big sense without costing big cents.
The filter is the key. It’s what assures you that you have the freshest water possible. That’s why you have to remember to change your filter regularly, (usually every six months depending on the make and model of your fridge). My friends at Whirlpool understand how hard you work to do right by your family, that is why they have designated this month as Filter Fresh month, to help you remember how important it is to change your refrigerator water filter. Don’t have a refrigerator with a water filtration system? Well, Whirlpool has an answer for that too. On Wednesday July 11th they have asked me to host a #FilterFresh Twitter Party. If you attend you can potentially win $600 fitness packages or…wait for it…a brand new Whirlpool Refrigerator with a water filtration system built right in! Who says you don’t have friends in cool places!
Whirlpool has got your back, do you have theirs? You can prove it by following their twitter id’s @WhirlpoolCorp & @Kitchensci and liking their company fan page on Facebook. But most importantly you must fill out the RSVP survey and leave a comment below after doing so. That way we know we can expect you at the party. Then tweet your joy to the Twitterverse and invite your friends to join you at the party. (Health is best shared you know.) Remember you can’t win if you don’t attend so mark your calendars now, just like you should be marking your calendars about changing your water filter. You are doing it for yourself. You are doing it for your family. And we’re doing it together! Now that’s healthy!
What: Filter Fresh Month Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Why: July is here and that means it’s time to change your refrigerator’s water filter! Join our conversation about hydrating responsibly and the benefits of drinking filtered water for your chance to win a new Whirlpool refrigerator with a water filter filtration system.
Requirements: Click here to take survey and RSVP below by leaving a comment in the comment section about why your family needs a new Whirlpool refrigerator with a water filtration system. Then Tweet your excitement to the Twitterverse!
“I’m getting #FIlterFresh with @MissLori & @Whirlpoolcorp 7/11. Join the party 6-7pm CST & WIN! RSVP http://bit.ly/MMIYhV”
And since I know you are a studious community I have included some background information on the Whirlpool Filter Fresh Campaign below:
The Filter Fresh initiative began in 2009 as a way to remind people to change their refrigerator’s water filter. Changing the water filter regularly is necessary for keeping common, yet harmful, contaminants out of drinking water. Additionally, drinking the daily recommended amount of water – 64 ounces or 8 glasses – is essential for your overall health.
Drinking plenty of water has always been critical for one’s wellbeing, but staying hydrated and getting healthy has never been more important. According to a 2011 report released by the National Center for Health Statistics, more than half of Americans consume sugary drinks on a daily basis. The report states that sugary drinks have been linked to “poor diet quality, weight gain, obesity, and in adults, type 2 diabetes.” And teens are the worst offenders; their one-day consumption is more than half the weekly intake suggested by the American Heart Association.
“Regularly changing your refrigerator water filter ensures your family is drinking fresh, healthy water,” said Wendeline Ortiz, Brand Marketing Manager. “By celebrating Filter Fresh month, we remind families to make a commitment to providing care for their loved ones.”
As an alternative to sodas and sugary sports drinks, water hydrates your body and helps it work more efficiently. Drinking water can boost your metabolism, which gives you energy and helps your body burn calories faster, making it a necessary part of a healthy diet.
Whirlpool refrigerator water filters are a great way to ensure you drink enough water – but you have to make sure the filter stays fresh. Remembering to change your filter every six months is not only smart, but convenient, as many refrigerators have an easy access system located at the bottom of the grille or just inside the door. Plus, Whirlpool Corporation provides an automatic water filter replacement program that sends filters right to consumers’ homes, with no cost for shipping. www.whirlpool.com/waterfilters.
You have the background information, you have the instructions, you have the impetus to be healthy. So what are you waiting for? RSVP-COMMENT-TWEET so maybe you can WIN!
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* Level 11 Post: Miss Lori was compensated for administering this contest or party.
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