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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
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

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

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
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
Health

Intense Headache or Migraine? Let hydration help you!

Whilst there are many causes of headaches and migraine, dehydration is one of your worst enemies. There are several types of headaches, but in all cases hydration will definitely help ease the pain over a period of time. It is best to first discover why you have a headache, before…
HydrateM8
26/09/2018
Health

What’s all the fuss about BPAs

A chemical regularly used in plastic production, particularly food packaging, BPA (or Bisphenol A) has been the at centre of controversy for some time. The official guidelines from the Food Standards Agency state that although it is likely that we do consume some of this chemical as it comes into…
HydrateM8
21/09/2018
Hydration

How Much Water is Needed During a Workout?

It can be a difficult challenge to calculate how much to drink during a workout. You'll be losing fluid that must be replaced, but too much water can leave you bloated and sluggish. This article will help you understand the optimum water consumption for any gym session! It's no secret…
HydrateM8
21/09/2018