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Environment

The Terrifying Rise of Bottled Water

Just in case you are not yet aware, we are in the middle of a climate crisis. So far, 13 countries have declared a global environmental emergency, including the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada and France, to name just a few. With plastic convenience products at the forefront of the blame,…
HydrateM8
06/06/2019
Health

Should You Be Practicing Mindfulness?

The idea of mindfulness is a simple one – it is about learning to appreciate the current moment. It is about savouring every mouthful of a meal, so that you can truly appreciate it; it is about paying attention to the way the water massages your body in the shower;…
HydrateM8
29/05/2019
Health

The Perfect Way to Start Your Day

Getting motivated in the morning is not always easy, but with a few simple steps you can help refocus your mind on the day at hand, ensuring it is productive and pleasant. Of course, if you have a few HydrateM8 products on hand, you can help to make sure every…
HydrateM8
22/05/2019
Hydration

Hydrate for exercise, hydrate to repair

Everyone knows we get thirsty when we exercise, and we must replace the water we lose when we sweat. However, there is a lot more to the science of hydration. It affects the success of your exercise routine and your recovery process in many ways that are less than obvious.…
HydrateM8
17/04/2019
Health

Keeping Hydrated at Festivals

Dancing and drinking all day and all night is what makes for the very best festival experience but keeping an eye on your hydration is essential. Dehydration is one of the main reasons festival-goers visit the medical tents, since the combination of alcohol, lack of sleep and physical exertion takes…
HydrateM8
10/04/2019
Environment

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Carbon dioxide is thought to be a major contributor to climate change, acting as a blanket around the earth and warming it up. Even a slight increase in temperature can have dramatic effects on ecosystems around the world, so keeping our carbon emissions to a minimum is important for environmental…
HydrateM8
10/04/2019
Environment

Ten Eye-Watering Facts About Plastic Pollution

Plastic. It is literally everywhere – an unavoidable material in homes, businesses and leisure activities. Since its birth in 1869, it has grown into a necessary product within everyday life, its long-lasting durable nature making it an ideal component of many things. Of course, the overwhelming optimism that came along…
HydrateM8
26/03/2019
Health

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