Friday, August 18, 2017

Can Drinking Water Really Make You Feel Fuller?

You are in the first week of your new diet and you are starving! Really think about it though, are you actually hungry or could you possibly just be dehydrated? The human body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. Your body can require approximately between 2 to 3 liters of water or other beverages to replenish itself. Water is a key component in good everyday health. It also has other advantages too, such as helping you feel FULL FASTER and LONGER. In today's blog, Culligan of the Lake of the Ozarks is going to share information on how water can make you feel full, water based foods and warning on not to drink too much water because it is possible.

Water Can Make You Feel Full

According to the SFGate website, Dr. Melina Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Speicalist, cited on CNN Health, revealed that people who drink two glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before meals lose significantly more weight than people who do not. At times it can very difficult for the body to tell the difference between hunger and thirst. Due to this, water can often be used to curb your hunger or cravings. Staying hydrated consistently is important o avoid eating more food than your body actually needs.

Water-Based Foods

Eating water based foods can also trick your body into thinking it's full.  Eating water-based foods have a similar effect to drinking water. Water based foods include foods such as:

  • Soup (Broth-Based)
  • Lettuce
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Eating these types of food can have comparable effects to drinking a glass of water. Consider eating a piece of fruit or vegetables before a meal to feel full faster and cut back on eating too many calories.

Warning: Don't Drink Too Much Water

Believe it or not, it is possible to drink too much water. This can be very dangerous and lead to hypotermia, which can lead to confusion, seizures and possibly a coma. Drinking multiple gallons of water at a time can lead to this. This rare condition is more commonly found in athletes and the elderly. Only use water as a supplementary tool and not a replacement for food when you are dieting. You may consider consulting a doctor before beginning an extreme diet.

Culligan: Better Water. Pure and Simple

Culligan offers a wide variety of contemporary, stylish cooler designs. Lake of the Ozarks Culligan offers a variety of options based on your needs and budget. Bottled Culligan Water Coolers can make a great addition to your office, home office, or even your home! You can have great tasting, cold water right at your fingertoips. Our cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water goes great on a hot day or even on a cold day in your soups, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Contact your Culligan Man of the Lake of the Ozarks and take advantage of our special offers. See our website for more information.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

It’s National Water Quality Month

It’s National Water Quality Month! The nature of your water is essential. In honor of National Water Quality Month, Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you 7 things you can do to help keep your water sources clean.

1. Recycle Your Used Items

Recycling your items and disposing of items that can not be recycled the right way can drastically help the environment and keep your water clean. Recycling keeps your items from reaching river other water sources. Even just throwing a cigarette in the trash vs. the ground can help a lot.

2. Minimize Your Chemical Use

Eliminating or minimizing as much as possible your use of harsh chemicals as much as possible is a great way to protect the global waters from chemicals. For example, fertilizers normally consist of phosphorous and nitrogen. If these chemicals reach the water, they can lead to a surge in algae growth, which can then lead t the killing of existing aquatic life.

3. Reduce Your Water Use When Possible

Lower your water usage to as much as possible. Lowering it keeps water supplies cleaner by reducing chemicals used in treatment.

4. Dispose of Your Hazardous Materials Correctly

Proper Disposal of your chemicals, such as motor oil, paints or pharmaceuticals keeps them from entering your water source. Check with your local municipal center on where you can drop off materials such as these in your area.

5. Keep Runoff Minimal

When water runs down a street it picks up toxins off the street and can eventually reach your waterways. To minimize this, you can sweep rather than hose down your driveway. When washing your car, try using a bucket rather than a hose. Even your choice in landscaping can help with the runoff. Having gravel over garden will help with the runoff.

6. Advocate for Clean Water

Once you have learned how to keep your water clean, spread the word! Use your new found knowledge to teach others how to keep their water clean, possible through a community education program. Speak at chamber meetings or town meetings. Bring it up at the local PTA meeting. This affects everyone, so spreading the word can be essential because this is an issue that involves everyone.

7. Participate in Clean Up Efforts

Participate in town clean up to help remove the trash from the water. Better yet, you can even organize a church group or school clean up to help maximize your efforts.

In Need of Fresh, Clean Water in Your Home?

The quality of your home water can cause a variety of issues if you don’t have good, quality water. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is happy to be able to provide good quality water services at the Lake of the Ozarks to you and your family. To contact us today, call 573-719-1314.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The Lake area features fun, family-friendly events all summer long! This weekend is the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, which is a great event that the whole family can enjoy that also benefits a great cause. There will be lots of fun activities from bounce houses to live DJ. Culligan Lake of the Ozarks is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop. Continue reading to learn more about this family-friendly event.

Friday, August 4 ~ Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! The one-of-a-kind quacky golf tournament will kick off the Duck Drop fun. The 5th Annual Duck Drop golf tournament features quacky twists. Crazy holes and fun obstacles will be placed around the course to test your game. Although early bird registration has ended, there is still time to register your team to place in the most fun golf tournament at the Lake!

The Ridge Golf Course
1:00 PM Shotgun (NEW TIME!)
Lunch & Registration Start at 11:30 AM
Cost - $125 per player

Saturday, August 5 ~ Duck Drop & Fun Zone

THE BIG DAY! Kids of all ages are welcomed to join us at the Dam Bait & Campground for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies. Fun Zone wrist bands are FREE and include all Fun Zone events, games and prizes. Duck Drop Tickets can be purchased at the Fun Zone until 11:00 AM for just $5 each for your chance to win $5,000 and 10 other GREAT prizes.

The best place to view the duck drop is just past the Lake Ozark Campground and RV park office. Thousands of ducks will be dropped from the helicopter, as well as from pontoon boats in the river. They will race to the finish line, and the first duck to cross the finish line wins $5,000! 10 additional ducks to cross the finish line will also win prizes. The winners will be announced at the Family Fun Zone and on Mix 92.7!

All funds raised remain local and are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization.

Family Fun Zone - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Duck Drop - Noon
Lake Ozark Campground and RV Park (below the dam)

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is fun for the whole family! Purchas a ticket today from a local Kiwanis member or from Woods (Osage Beach, Lake Ozark and Sunrise Beach), HyVee, Tri County YMCA, Aria Beach Spa and Central Ban ( Camdenton, KK Branch, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark). All proceeds from this event will benefit many local non-profit organizations. For more information, visit

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Friday, July 28, 2017

How Water Can Improve Your Life

Water is a vital part of our lives. The average person could live without food for nearly a month, but we could only survive about a week without water - that's how essential water is to our lives. However, it's easy to forget to drink the proper amount of water every day. When we become dehydrated, our bodies are affected by it, so it's important to drink the proper amount of water. If you do stay properly hydrated, here are a few benefits you can experience. 

1. It can increase energy levels. Water makes up nearly 60 percent of our body, and every single one of our organs and other bodily functions needs water to function properly. Once our bodies start to feel dehydrated, our bodies tend to slow down, which can leave you feeling sluggish, tired and irritable. If you're feeling like you need a quick pick me up, don't reach for the coffee, try drinking a glass of water instead.

2. It can improve your digestion. Did you know that drinking water during or after a meal can actually aid in digestion? Water can help break down food and help our bodies absorb the nutrients we need. While it's not necessary to drink water in order to digest food, it certainly helps out.

3. It can help with weight loss. Drinking water and been thought to help with weight loss for a long time. In fact, 30 - 60 percent of Americans who are trying to lose weight will increase their water intake. Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn for at least an hour, which could help with modest weight loss. 

4. It can help with joint and back pain. There are many different reasons why your joints may hurt, however, drinking more water could help ease the pain. While increasing your water intake may not cure the pain, it can help your body handle the underlying issues that are causing you pain. 

5. It can help improve your skin. Our skin contains a lot of water and acts as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Dehydration may make your skin look dry, dull and wrinkled. Although drinking water may not help with fine lines, proper hydration can help your skin look glowing. 

6. It can improve your immune system. Water has a huge impact on your immune system. Water helps keep our organs and other bodily fluids working properly. It flushes out toxins and ensures our cells get all the oxygens they need to function. All of this can help keep you healthy and fight viruses, infections and other ailments. 

Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks makes it easy for you to have access to the best drinking water available. When you have delicious drinking water that is easily available, it's easy to drink more water! We offer a wide variety of home water solutions, including drinking water systems and water filtration systems. Let us help you stay hydrated so that you can start seeing the many benefits of water.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

What To Do When Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Have you ever turned on your water and the smell that came out was less than pleasant? That's usually the tell tale sign that you may have sulfur sneaking its way into your water. Nobody wants contaminants in their drinking water, and having your water smell like rotten eggs can be a pretty upsetting experience. At Culligan®, we're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks water needs, and our goal is to make getting clean, refreshing water as easy as possible. If you find out that your water may be contaminated with sulfur, here is what you can do.

The Effects of Sulfur in Water

The unmistakable scent of rotten eggs has nothing to with eggs, in fact, it's usually linked to sulfur. The chemical usually makes its way into your water at the source when the supply originates from groundwater, so it's very common for sulfur to be in well-water. Although sulfur in water is not known to cause serious health effects, it can be very unpleasant to the senses, especially to our noses!

Sulfur water can lead to unpleasant odors and tastes, and it can lead to corrosion of your metal appliances and it can discolor silverware and copper/brass utensils. You may also notice sulfur water affecting your laundry, leaving your water greasy and your clothing discolored.

What Can You Do?

Once you know that sulfur is the culprit of your foul smelling, bad tasting water, you may be wondering what you can do to get rid of the sulfur in your water. Although your city may be treating the water, sulfur can remain in the water all the way until it reaches your home. Luckily, Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks has a few products that could help make sure your water is free from any contaminants. By adding a water filtration system, you can have better-smelling and better-tasting water throughout your home immediately.

Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks offers a FREE in-home water test so you can know exactly what's in your tap water. There is no purchase required, no obligation and the best part is, it's absolutely FREE! Testing your water by a licensed water expert at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect solution to determine if you have a water problem. If any problems are found, we can properly solve your water problem with Culligan® backed equipment and services that may be necessary to have high-quality water. To schedule your in-home water test, call us today at 573-719-1314.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

5 Clever Ways To Get Your Kids To Drink More Water

The two main ways to keep your kids healthy are to make sure they get enough of exercise and to ensure they drink plenty of water. While getting them to exercise may be easy, making sure they drink plenty of water can be hard, especially with all the sugary juices and soda available. Statistics show that more than 40 percent of American don't drink the recommended amount of water daily, and nearly 25 percent of all kids don't drink any water on any given day. To help your kids drink more water, Culligan Lake of the Ozarks has five clever tricks you can try.

1. Make It Fun

Make drinking water more fun for kids. You can get them a cool new cup with their favorite character on it to encourage them to drink more. In addition, you can freeze ice cubes into fun shapes to get them more excited about their water. There are a bunch of different tray shapes out there including mustaches, stars, animals, etc. While you may remember drinking chocolate milk out of a silly straw, who said you can't use them for water? You just never know what your kid may find entertaining, so it's worth a shot!

2. Add Some Color

Water has some tough competition with juices and soda when it comes to being colorful. Water shouldn't be pink, blue, purple or any other color. However, you can always make it that way by adding in some fresh fruit. You can either freeze the fruit into ice cubes or put slices of fruit or berries right into the water itself.

3. Play A Game

Who doesn't love a fun game? So, turn drinking water into a fun game for your kids. If they have a favorite cup, challenge them to drink to a certain level. If they're old enough, you could even teach them to pour themselves a glass of water. Be creative a come up with a way you can make water more fun for them.

4. Be A Role Model

There is no better way to encourage kids to drink more water than to do it yourself. Show your kids that water is "yummy" by drinking plenty yourself. How are you suppose to tell your kids to drink enough water if you're not drinking enough? Be a good role model by making sure you're drinking enough water right along with your kids.

5. Make It Taste Good

Who likes drinking icky water? The best way to make sure kids drink enough water is by making sure it tastes good. If you have clean, refreshing water that's easily available to them, they will hopefully be more encouraged to drink more.

With Culligan Lake of the Ozarks, we can help make it easy for your entire family to have refreshing water available at every tap. To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, contact us at 573-719-1314.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

5 Ways Installing A Water Softener Can Help Save You Money

Hard water is very common in the Lake of the Ozarks. Hard water is composed of dissolved minerals and salts like calcium and magnesium. Hard water can cause many issues, such as dry skin, dull hair, spots and stains on glassware, calcium buildup and laundry stains. While hard water won't physically hurt you, it can hurt your home. Installing a water softener can help ease these issues, however, is it really worth the money? Here are 5 ways that a water softener can actually save you money.

1. Save Money On Appliances

Hard water can reduce the life and efficiency of your plumbing and any appliances that use it. You will constantly replace small items like the flapper on your toilet, as the water could destroy the rubber and cause your toilet to leak. In addition, if you use hard water in your coffee pot, you'll eventually have to replace the coffee pot, as the hard water will build up inside. While these things are small, having to constantly replace them can add up. In addition, your larger appliances will also suffer. Your dishwater and washing machine could experience more breakdowns, and having to replace these expensive items will not be helpful on the pocketbook.

Installing a Culligan® water softener can help you save more money on appliance maintenance, efficiency and hot water bills. In addition, our water softeners are built to last and practically pay for themselves!

2. Save Money On Water & Cleaners

It's hard to create a lather with hard water, which means you end up using more soap and wasting more water. Hard water also creates stains that appear practically everywhere in the kitchen and bathrooms, which means you'll spend more money on soaps, detergents and harsh chemical cleaners to get rid of the stubborn stains. In addition, hard water also dries your skin, so there is more money you're having to spend on lotions and moisturizers to keep your skin feeling smooth.

3. Save Money On Energy

Hard water is tough on water heaters. They have to waste more energy on hard water than they do on soft water, which reduces their efficiency. Increased water usage means high water and energy bills. Culligan® has the world's most efficient water softener, which is proven to save you more money on not only salt but also on water and electricity.

4. Save You Time

water flow runs slower with hard water, which means you'll need to spend more time under the shower head and with your hands under the faucet. In addition, you'll also be spending more time cleaning the hard water stains on your showers, sinks, toilets and other fixtures.

5. Save Your Effort

If you do choose to install a water softener, make sure you choose Culligan®. If you choose a water softener from another brand, you'll be putting in extra effort into maintaining your equipment and even more effort lifting heavy salt bags. In addition to providing you with the best water softening equipment at the Lake of the Ozarks and expert maintenance, we can also deliver salt right to your door.

To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks water services, contact your Culligan Man® at 573-719-1314. We can schedule an at home water test and recommend the best treatment plan for your home. Better water is just a phone call away!

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