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Hydration and Dental Health

It’s not just what we eat which affects the health of our teeth, but what we drink, too. It is estimated that by the age of 5, 1 in 4 children have some degree of tooth decay, while 1 in 3 adults also have tooth decay. Water has a positive…
HydrateM8
26/07/2019
Health

Can Water Improve the Health of Your Heart?

Water makes up between 60 and 70% of our total body weight and is essential for many of the biological processes which take place. But can drinking water really improve the health of your heart? The heart is responsible for pumping blood around the body, delivering vital nutrients and oxygen…
HydrateM8
26/07/2019
Hydration

Do Men Need to Drink More Water Than Women?

The amount of water we all need to drink on a daily basis is often an average and will depend upon other physical factors such as exercise and temperature. Most of us are aware of the guidelines which state we should all drink eight glasses of water per day or…
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26/07/2019
Health

Can Hydration Affect Fertility?

It is estimated that around 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving and although there are many things which may contribute to the issue, taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle can have real benefits. Drinking water and staying hydrated is just one factor which can improve the chances of…
HydrateM8
25/07/2019
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