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Should You Install a Water Softener?

Touted as an essential buy for clear, clean water, are water softeners really all they’re cracked up to be? Here are the pros and cons for installing a water softener. Pros Less limescale around your home: water softeners prevent that grimy build-up around your shower, kettle and sinks, so that…
HydrateM8
18/03/2019
Our company & Products

Making the most of your Hydratem8 food pots

Versatility is one of the words that instantly springs to mind when you think about a Hydratem8 food pot. Stylish, technologically advanced and extremely good to use are some other phrases that have been used by happy food pot customers! Let’s be honest – it’s ‘a pot for all seasons’!…
HydrateM8
14/03/2019
Environment

Earth: The Home of 8.3 Billion Tonnes of Plastic

It’s hard to know what to call where we live at the moment, is it Earth or is it planet plastic? The total amount of plastic made is astonishing – according to US scientists in 2017, the figure was 8.3 billion tonnes. To put that into perspective, 8.3 billion tonnes…
HydrateM8
13/03/2019
Health

The Hidden Ingredients in a Plastic Bottle

No doubt in your packed lunch bag there is a bottle containing water or a soft drink. Usually, we worry about what might be in our sandwich and the harm it could cause our body (hint: processed meat or sugary treats), but what if your drinks bottle is the real…
HydrateM8
12/03/2019
Health

Does dehydration affect your sleep patterns?

If you wake up several times during the night and reach for your water bottle or glass, it is almost certainly an indication of dehydration. Interrupted sleep can also be the pre-cursor to other diseases, such as diabetes, depression, anxiety, hypertension, obesity and even serious breathing problems. Recent scientific discoveries…
HydrateM8
11/03/2019
Hydration

Drink all year round with our insulated bottles

What’s worse – a tepid cup of tea or coffee in the winter, or a lukewarm water or juice in the summer? The answer is both, but with our insulated bottles you don’t have to put up with either of these unpalatable drinks. Put it this way, our insulated bottles…
HydrateM8
27/02/2019
Hydration

Six warning steps towards dehydration

The human body needs hydration, we all know that. But what do you really know about the signs of dehydration? There are 6 stages that you will go through if you forget or ignore the need for fluids, and these will happen very, very quickly. We are not scaremongering, all…
HydrateM8
11/02/2019
Health

5 Foods Which Promote Clean Eating

Eating a healthy, balanced and varied diet is key. The more restricted a diet is, the less healthy it will be. So, rather than following a strict “clean eating diet”, it is better to eat a balanced, varied diet. A big trend over the last decade has been to cut…
HydrateM8
11/01/2019
Health

January is National ‘Love your Liver’ Month

In conjunction with ‘Dry January’ the Liver Council is running the ‘Love your Liver’ campaign, to remind us of the importance of the liver in our bodies. Whilst dry January is important to remove any toxins (mainly those caused by alcohol consumption and excess of rich foods) from the body,…
HydrateM8
10/01/2019
Hydration

Best Tips for Winter Hydration

Summer may be rapidly entering the rear view mirror for another year, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop taking water consumption seriously. It’s just as important to stay hydrated during the colder months as it is during the summer. It stands to reason that when the conditions change…
HydrateM8
13/11/2018
Our company & Products

Insulated Coffee Cups

Plastic pollution is still at the forefront of our minds here at Hydratem8. Whilst the government and other organisations are putting full effort into cutting down on plastic waste, there is still much to do and any legislation seems to take an age to put into place. Getting rid of…
HydrateM8
08/10/2018
Health

World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2018

Mental health affects 1 in 4 members of the UK population, and depending on its extremes, can have a devastating effect on both the sufferer and those close to them such as family, friends and colleagues. Mental health has varying degrees from mild to severe. Anxiety, depression and stress are…
HydrateM8
08/10/2018
Health

How can water help you stop smoking

Trying to quit smoking for ‘Stoptober’? Quitting smoking is far from easy, so you need all the help you can get. Whilst there are plenty of ‘stop smoking’ solutions on the market, there is one element you should not forget – water. It’s free and can have a profound effect…
HydrateM8
08/10/2018