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; it is about going for a walk and taking notice of all the sights and sounds you come across on...

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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 single day is great. Take a Minute to Stretch The very first thing you should do upon waking is to give yourself...

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Hydration keeps your brain active and helps your mental health

Mental health has been and always will be an issue in the UK. Recent reports in the last few years show that mental illness is on the increase, particularly amongst the younger population, and furthermore, that there is a marked increase in young onset dementia. Mental illness can take many forms, anything from mild depression or anxiety, to worse conditions such as schizophrenia and of course, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The...

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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 a toll on your body (anyone who has ever walked from the Glastonbury car park to the campsite with a...

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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 water flows better and your home is easier to clean. This is further improved by the lack of hard minerals in...

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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 threat? When you pick up a bottle of drink do you consider what might have gone into its manufacture? Or the...

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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 have also linked an increased risk of kidney disease with lack of proper sleep. Who would have thought that by simply...

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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, it is important to remember that your liver needs water, one of the great aids to cleansing this vital organ. The liver...

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