Is this the healthiest water in the world?

We all know water is good for us and current advice is to drink six to eight glasses a day.

When you consider over half our body weight is water, it makes sense that we need plenty of this ‘liquid gold’ to keep us healthy.

But it might be healthier than we originally thought!

Up in Yorkshire, rumours are afoot that ‘gold’ has been found in the water and with recent British athletes from the county bringing home medal after medal it’s got quite a following!

So much so, pictures were sent to the team at Yorkshire Water of people resembling members of the Australian Olympic team filling up their water bottles from Yorkshire taps in a bid to revive their flagging campaign!

Success stories include the Brownlee Brothers Alistair and Jonathan, from Horsforth near Leeds, who took Gold and Bronze medals in the triathlon. When asked by Sky Sports News if there’s something in the water Alistair said: “Yorkshire Water’s pretty good.”

Team China were based at Leeds Metropolitan University in the run up to the Olympics and the swimming/diving team, who won 18 medals, trained in Yorkshire water at the John Charles Centre for Sport also in Leeds.

Leanda Trethewey, Brand and campaigns manager at Yorkshire Water said: “We are certain that the water consumed by our athletes and those from other countries based here during their training has enhanced their Olympic medal winning ability.

“There must be a gold shimmer in our tap water and at our beautiful reservoirs is having the desired effect – we will be cheering home the rest of Team GB and raising a glass of Yorkshire Water to them!”

Yorkshire water encourages their customers to get out in nature and enjoy the environment. As one of the region’s biggest landowners they think its right that areas of natural beauty are made accessible to everyone. From walking to fishing, horse riding to watersports you’ll find something for the entire family.

There is a big focus on children; what better way to foster a love of the environment than making it fun? You can download free activities such as quizzes set around particular reservoirs, bird cake recipes and a template for a leaf bag. Who knows, with all that fresh air and running around, your children might be the next budding athletes of Great Britain!