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Why do we get thirsty?

Like many things in life, thirst appears to be a simple issue to resolve – simply reach for a bottle of cool, refreshing water and banish that sensation from whence it came. This, however, ignores the science behind why we feel thirsty in the first place – which could be something serious that ought to be acknowledged. The most common…
HydrateM8
11/01/2018
Hydration

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 dehydration in the cold months, so let us explain. How…
HydrateM8
27/10/2017
Hydration

Don’t throw rice water away – it prevents dehydration!

You may think we have lost our marbles – but honestly, rice water has some amazing health-giving properties. Yes, we mean the water that you have just cooked your rice in! Rice water, sometimes called Kanji in the Asian world is extremely beneficial for your body, but also for your skin and hair. It may sound strange to put that…
HydrateM8
19/09/2017
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 work and play. (more…)
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 never knew that! Human consumption of water is critical for…
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’ in our bodies, lack of, or excess can cause untold…
HydrateM8
07/09/2017
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 happens, among a multitude of other reasons, the first reaction…
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 in at the last moment? If you are in the…
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 better than tap water – the answer in all honesty,…
HydrateM8
08/06/2017