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Environment

The Latte Levy – how long will it take to put in place?

Somewhere across the course of human evolution, we have entered the age of convenience. Regardless of our material economic status, more and more of us are time-poor, ensuring that retailers and consumers rely heavily on disposable packaging to ensure a quick and easy turnaround. This may be useful to a…
HydrateM8
09/01/2018
Hydration

How to stay hydrated in winter

Dehydration is not just a summer problem. When the outside temperatures reach uncomfortable levels, our brains kick in to correction mode and we reach for a cooling drink. It’s a natural reaction. However, when it is freezing cold, icy or snowy conditions or a biting wind, we assume that all…
HydrateM8
05/01/2018
Environment

Prince Charles – ‘Save our oceans’

After shocking images of many parts of the world appeared in the press this month, Prince Charles has spoken out about the devastating effects that plastic has, and is increasingly having on our seas and oceans – yet alone the knock on effects in the food chain and environmental health.…
HydrateM8
17/12/2017
Environment

Why has water in a box not become popular in the UK?

Drinking water, whilst readily available from just about any tap in the first world, remains a popular consumer product all over the world. Sales of bottled water in the UK continue to grow year on year, reaching an all-time high in 2016 – presumably a consequence of an increased awareness…
HydrateM8
20/11/2017
HealthHydration

Hydrate in cold weather – it’s just as important!

We naturally assume, albeit wrongly, that hydration is not so essential in autumn and winter. However, it is equally as important, particularly if you take regular exercise and fast-paced physical activity such as winter sports. Think we are crazy? We really are not. There are several factors that can cause…
HydrateM8
27/10/2017
Health

Can Water Help with Fibromyalgia

Water is not the answer to everything, but it does go a long way to helping in many of todays’ diseases and problems. To some extent, it is a magical potion, and should be treated with respect and gratitude, particularly in the UK where our own tap water is second…
HydrateM8
20/10/2017
Hydration

The Best Reasons to Drink Water

It is great to see the increasing amount of people carrying water bottles, whether going to or from work, at their desk or out in the sun.The amount of water you drink is based on your body weight and your level of activity, and even the conditions under which you…
HydrateM8
12/09/2017
Hydration

Do you know your water from your ‘water’ !

Water is a lot more technical than we realise! It is governed by ‘The Codex Alimentarius’ – (bit of a tongue twister!), which is an internationally operated government practice for defining all the types of bottled water. The definitions are comprised of: Origin Composition Characteristics Consistency Protection Treatment Bet you…
HydrateM8
11/09/2017
Hydration

All About Sodium and Hydration

Whilst our bodies need water, we also need sodium for maintaining healthy muscle content and also operative nerve function. Sodium is an electrolyte, which acts as a balancer for the fluid in both your blood and the cells that surround. Sodium is a vital agent, but like most other ‘balancers’…
HydrateM8
07/09/2017
Hydration

Water and Fibre – Perfect Partners

The importance of water to the human body as a hydrant is common knowledge, but are you aware of just how key it can be to aid the digestion? Fibre, in particular, passes through the body's tract significantly easier with the assistance of cool, refreshing H2O. The Bluffers Guide to…
HydrateM8
20/08/2017
Hydration

Can drinking water help cure food cravings?

Food cravings can be a thorn in your side, particularly if you are trying to lose weight. There are two different types of cravings you may experience: Emotional Cravings Emotional cravings can stem from the desire to find comfort, feel wanted and also feelings of inadequacy or stress. When this…
HydrateM8
18/08/2017
Hydration

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Your Top 10 travel check-list

Chances are you are one of the 60% of Brits who have booked a summer holiday abroad and will be taking to the beaches of Europe and other destinations. But are you prepared – did you start packing your suitcase weeks ago, or are you a ‘late-packer’ who throws everything…
HydrateM8
28/07/2017
Hydration

Are we fooled by the ‘hype’ on bottled mineral water?

In essence, we probably are fooled – manufacturers lead us to believe that it is ‘healthier’, fresher and all other aspects to ensure that we buy. Bottled water hit the market around 20 years ago, and has experienced a meteoric rise since those heady days. Are the health benefits really…
HydrateM8
08/06/2017
Hydration

Reasons to drink water

Water is a nutrient that your body always needs. Whether you drink it or consume it in your food, it doesn’t matter – as long as you are getting enough hydration. With fluid loss occurring every second of the day by skin evaporation, urine, excretion and even breathing, those lost…
HydrateM8
04/05/2017
Hydration

Drinking water in the Summer

No matter how much we try to convince ourselves that we love the four seasons of a British year, we have to be honest; the winter months are pretty grim. Sure, the festive season is fun, and it’s an excuse to hibernate by the fire by a while, but we…
HydrateM8
08/04/2017