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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 fluids must be replaced in order to keep you tip-top health.…
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 tend to find ourselves waiting for the hotter months to…
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 to you and your body. Last, but not least, water…
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 methods of relieving this syndrome. Statistics show that 1 in…
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, such as Nestle and Tetley. (more…)
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 essential nutrients that we need, that water (in particular tap…
HydrateM8
06/03/2017
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 is vitally important that both diet and hydration are considered…
HydrateM8
03/02/2017
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 you gave tap water a second shot. (more…)
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 may also be dry and starting to crack, you are…
HydrateM8
13/01/2017
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 to over-indulgence of both food and alcohol. (more…)
HydrateM8
15/12/2016