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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
Hydration

Want to lose weight? Try Water!

As well as all the other health benefits of water, forget all the expensive fancy fad diets and try water first. Many scientific studies now concur that water is beneficial to weight loss and maintenance. And, of course, there are all the other great properties that keeping hydrated can bring…
HydrateM8
03/04/2017
Hydration

Can drinking water help with stress?

Stress Awareness Month – 1st – 30th April 2017 – the importance of water Stress Awareness Month has been actively running since 1992 and is a bigger than ever event as the years go by. Healthcare professionals meet to discuss the effects of stress on the human body, and various…
HydrateM8
30/03/2017
Hydration

National Nutrition and Hydration Week

At HydrateM8, we focus on the importance of nutritious food and hydration every single day of your waking life. We are delighted that this focus is highlighted in the UK in the form of National Nutrition and Hydration Week, sponsored by the NHS and major corporate brands in the field,…
HydrateM8
13/03/2017
Hydration

Is water enough for our bodies?

Our bodies produce certain nutrients naturally, but in other instances we need a little more help in the form of food intake to boost the missing minerals. We do need water, there is no doubt, but it doesn’t necessarily provide everything essential to a healthy balanced life. There are two…
HydrateM8
06/03/2017
Health

Good Hydration means Happy Mum and Baby!

Drinking plenty of water during and after pregnancy is a key factor in ensuring that you don’t have nine months of misery and will give you a great chance of a smooth and healthy pregnancy. Of course, many women have a trouble-free pregnancy and you may even have optimal hydration,…
HydrateM8
13/02/2017
Hydration

Why Hydration is Important during cancer treatment

At some point in our lives, we will be touched by cancer, whether it be to your own body, or one of your family, friends or work colleagues. Treatment for cancer sufferers can be extremely debilitating, particularly in terms of drugs currently used in its treatment, such as chemotherapy. It…
HydrateM8
03/02/2017
Hydration

Time to talk about the colour of your pee!

Staying hydrated is imperative for keeping a healthy mind and body, and there are 12 signs and symptoms of dehydration which you must watch out for. Since the biggest indication of your hydration levels is the colour of your pee, we've put together a 'healthy pee chart' for you to download.…
HydrateM8
30/01/2017
Hydration

Turn on the tap

Apart from the frequent scaremongering, mainly created by the bottled water industry, there is nothing wrong with drinking UK tap water – on the contrary. If drinking expensive bottled water is your penchant as you prefer the taste, or you believe it to be ‘better for you’ – it’s time…
HydrateM8
17/01/2017
Hydration

Make the ‘shift’ to keeping hydrated

Here at HydrateM8, we have recently had a flurry of emails regarding keeping hydrated during difficult shift patterns, particularly in the nursing world, but there are many other occupations where hydration is the last thing on anyone’s mind. By the time you realise that your mouth is dry, your lips…
HydrateM8
13/01/2017
Hydration

Daily Hydration helps lower Cholesterol

Who would believe that keeping hydration at an optimum level is one of the keys to lowering the bad cholesterol in your body? Of course, water on its own is not enough, but combined with a healthy, balanced diet, you are on the road to preventing life-threatening conditions – high…
HydrateM8
09/01/2017
Hydration

Have a Happy Hydrated Christmas!

It’s that time of the year – the Christmas and office parties are being rolled out, and invitations for drinks and supper parties are flying in from friends and family. A Happy Christmas or festive time, does not include disappearing under your duvet for 48 hours with a hangover due…
HydrateM8
15/12/2016
HydrationRecipes

Move Over Kombucha – here comes Switchel!

Many of you would have heard of Kombucha, and probably the same amount of you will have knowledge of Kvass or Kefir. These are all fermented probiotic drinks, with a list of health-giving properties as long as your arm. But what about Switchel – the latest and equally as healthy…
HydrateM8
05/12/2016
Hydration

Keep Cool on the Piste

So you have the new super salopettes, reflective goggles and go-fast ski boots – have you forgotten something? Sun block? Outfits for the evening apres-ski? Still something vital you may be forgetting. The slopes in Europe and certainly the USA are already open and awaiting your arrival. You want to…
HydrateM8
30/11/2016
Hydration

Water v. Diabetes – Keep Fighting

Diabetes is a very common illness in the UK, and you must rule it, rather than let it rule you. Many people are affected by it, even the fittest, healthiest and slimmest – it takes no prisoners. Yes, diabetes can occur if you don’t pay attention to your diet, but…
HydrateM8
27/11/2016
Hydration

Top 8 Fruits and Vegetables for Staying Hydrated

Fruit and vegetables contain amino acids, vitamins, minerals, sugars and hydrating salts and could be compared with isotonic drinks that are used by athletes. Here are our ‘top of the pops’ list of the most beneficial fruit and vegetables to consume, particularly with extra water.
HydrateM8
17/11/2016