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Hydrating Properly for Spring Sports

Hydration is important year-round, but especially during spring sports season when temperatures spike and extra fluids are lost during exercise. If your fluid loss is not replenished, this could lead to sports-related injuries and potentially life-threatening, heat-related injuries such as a heat stroke. The best way to stay properly hydrated is to pre-hydrate before you start any physical activity. Keep reading for proper hydration guidelines for spring sports.

Hydrate Before You Exercise

It’s no secret that hydration during physical activity is extremely important to staying healthy and avoiding dehydration-related issues. Just as important as hydrating during a physical activity, is hydrating before you even begin physical activity. Here are a few pre-hydration strategies we recommend: 

  • Consume 500-600 ml of water or a sports drink at least two to three hours prior to physical activity.
  • Consume 200-300 ml of water or a sports drink at least 10 to 20 minutes prior to physical activity.
  • You should begin all physical activities properly hydrated to ensure no dehydration occurs during, or after, physical activity. 

Proper Spring Sports Hydration Strategies

In order to maintain proper hydration levels, individuals should consume 200-300 ml of water every 10 to 20 minutes during physical activity. Individuals who are participating in activities with frequent breaks, such as football, softball, baseball, and track and field, should consume small volumes of liquid at regular intervals. For athletes who are participating in activities where breaks only occur during time-outs or between quarters––like running, field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse––they should ingest enough fluids to maximize their hydration levels. Remember, if you feel thirsty it means your body has been needing hydration for some time. Don’t wait until your mouth is dry to drink water, especially when playing sports. 

It’s important to note that you should be paying attention to your perspiration to decide how much fluid intake is necessary to compensate for the amount of fluid lost. 

Post-Exercise Hydration Strategies

The primary goal of rehydrating after physical activity is to immediately return the body back to physiologic function. You should drink hydrating fluids within two hours after physical activity. These fluids consist of water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes to restore your body’s hydration status, and glycogen stores to speed up the rehydration process.

Make sure the fluids you drink are free of fructose, caffeine, and carbonation. We recommend you consume fluids with a temperature of 10 to 15 degrees for optimal rehydration.

Signs of Dehydration

If lost fluids are not replaced within the recommended time frame, you risk dehydration which can lead to other issues ranging from mild to life-threatening, including:

  • Thirst
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cramps
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Decreased performance

Heat Illnesses and How to Treat Them

An individual who is dehydrated, conscious, and cognizant can be treated with aggressive oral hydration to prevent the occurrence of a heat illness. 

If an individual or an athlete is not properly hydrated before or after physical activity, it can lead to one of the three following heat illnesses:

Cramps––Signs of heat cramps include muscle twitching and cramps in arms, legs, and abdomen. Heat cramps can be treated by increased fluid intake, stretching, and resting in a cool place.

Exhaustion––Heat exhaustion is the result of moderate heat fatigue. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include sweating, increased thirst, weakness, dizziness, headache, and skin that is gray, ashy, cold, or clammy. Treatment for heat exhaustion includes an increase in fluid and electrolytes, and resting in a cool place. 

Stroke––A heat stroke is a severe heat illness and a medical emergency. Signs and symptoms of a heat stroke include skin that is hot and dry, irritability, disorientation, glassy eyes, rapid pulse, and low blood pressure. Emergency treatment for a heat stroke is life or death. Treatment should involve decreasing body temperature by ice or ice towels and transportation to an Emergency Room. 

Athletic performance is always at its best when adequate hydration is maintained. To stay hydrated during spring sports, it’s important that you hydrate before and after any physical activity––so that you can go longer and harder.
At Water Way, we deliver pure, refreshing water, as well as sports drinks for optimal hydration. Do you need to make a bulk order? No problem! Contact us today and we’ll help you schedule a delivery.

Private Labeled Water Bottles? No Problem!

Water Way is your top-tier choice for country-wide water distribution, bulk deliveries, single serve cases, speciality coffee, and more! We’re known for getting water where people need it quickly––typically in less than 24 hours. But did you know we’re also known for quality branded water bottles? There is no better way to spread your brand’s awareness than through healthy bottled water. 

If you’re interested in private label water bottles for your business or organization, keep reading to find out why Water Way is the premier choice.

Easy to Order

When you place an order for personalized water bottles, we don’t require any fancy formatting or high-resolution pictures––you can even submit in PDF format! Just send us the design of your choosing, and we’ll do the rest. 

Convenient Delivery

Are you planning a big event or marketing rebrand in 2020? With our fast and efficient delivery, you can get branded water bottles delivered in a matter of weeks. Add your own personal touch for your business, wedding, baby shower––the possibilities are endless! Just call us to place your order, and we’ll guarantee you’ll never run out of water. 

Personalized Bottles for Every Client

Private labeled bottles aren’t just reserved for a special occasion or big event. We serve a wide variety of clients who want their brand represented and marketed in an effortless yet professional way. Here are a few of our clients who use our bottles for mobile marketing:

  • Doctor’s offices––for the staff and patients to represent the hospital.
  • Universities––water bottles are a great way to represent a university. They can be given out during sporting events, campus-wide events, new student orientation, etc. 
  • Marketing agencies––water bottles are a great way to represent your marketing firm.  They can be given out during client meetings to help you leave a great impression.  
  • Isolated events––water bottles are a great way to keep guests hydrated during 5Ks, conferences, or other sponsored events. 

Private labeled bottled water is a great way to market your business—like a business card your customers can actually use. They’re a great way to advertise your business in a professional, cost-effective way or celebrate a significant life event! 
Interested in our private label water bottles? We offer the purest water possible, with fast, convenient delivery! Contact Water Way today for more information.

Infused Water for the Winter Months

The winter months can bring on an array of health issues: dry skin, asthma, seasonal depression, and yes, dehydration. It’s easy to put off drinking water when the sun isn’t incessantly broiling you like a shrimp, but it’s still important that you get enough h2O during the winter months so that you can look and feel your best. In this blog we’re talking about a fun way to stay hydrated: fruit-infused water

What Is Infused Water? 

Infused water is water that has fruit or vegetables immersed in it. This infusion of fruits and vegetables gives the water a sweet and refreshing flavor. Fruit-infused water is also said to have added vitamins and minerals––bonus!

How To Make Infused Water

To make infused water, simply drop all of your ingredients into a pitcher or a fruit infuser bottle. Cover your ingredients about half way, and then fill the pitcher with water. Put your pitcher in the fridge and refill as needed. 

Recipes

Strawberry + Cucumber + Thyme

  • 8 ounces of stemmed and thinly sliced strawberries 
  • 8 ounces of thinly sliced cucumbers
  • A few sprigs of thyme

Mix and serve!

Orange + Fresh Ginger + Cinnamon Sticks

  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • ½ fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Mix and serve!

Grapefruit + Rosemary

  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • A few sprigs of rosemary

Mix and serve!
For more recipes, tips, or questions, contact Water Way today! Happy drinking!

Bulk Water Deliveries Are Easy With Water Way

Many businesses and homes rely on clean drinking water to get through the day. At Water Way, a big part of our business is bulk water delivery to homes and offices quickly and efficiently––you can typically expect a delivery in less than 24 hours. We understand that you rely on clean drinking water, so why not buy from a name that you can trust? We guarantee you’ll be satisfied. 

We Deliver to All Companies, Big or Small

Bulk water delivery is a major component of our business, and we deliver to a wide variety of companies––construction, offices, manufacturers, and businesses throughout Jefferson County. We also work with companies based in New York, Miami, Kansas City, and more. One major perk of bulk water delivery? Big companies receive a discounted rate because they buy so much in bulk. 

Any business that requires physical labor usually requires an adequate supply of water to help its employees stay hydrated on the job––especially in the spring and summer months, when hydration really is a safety concern. We make it our mission to drop off water pallets promptly so that you and your crew can stay cool and hydrated around the clock. 

Schedule a Delivery to Fit Your Needs

Water Way is known for our excellent customer service and getting water delivered in a timely fashion. If you have a special delivery request, we can fulfill it––same-day delivery is usually an option; make sure you give us a call as soon as possible. There are no minimum order requirements, and no qualifications needed to get bulk water delivered.

Here are the most frequent water delivery requests we receive to give you an idea before you place an order with us: 

  • A typical pallet is 84 cases of water; 24 bottles per case
  • 10 oz waters are 126 cases per pallet
  • 20 oz waters are 60 cases per pallet

If you’re interested in starting a water delivery schedule with us, give us a call! We’ll create a delivery plan that fits your needs––so you can enjoy refreshing water, hassle free.

Get Set Up for Water Delivery Quickly and Easily With Water Way

When you sign up for a bottled water delivery service, you get refreshing, pure water delivered straight to your door––no grocery trips necessary. This not only saves you time, but also saves you money in the long run. So how do you get started? It’s easy!

Schedule Your First Delivery

We make scheduling your first water delivery and equipment set-up easy and convenient. Based on your preferred schedule request, a route sales representative will show up to your home or office and deliver your bottled water or cooler, set up your next delivery appointment, and teach you about special features, and review operations instructions. 

Contract and Billing

Upon your first delivery, a sales representative will bring your contract, review product descriptions and operations, and discuss pricing. You will also receive a brochure filled with product information. An invoice will be sent out to you every four weeks.

Communicating with Your Sales Representative

At the time of the initial setup, you can decide with your sales representative what schedule works best for you, and where you would like your new water bottles to be placed. The day before your next delivery, you will receive a short reminder call from your route representative.

If, for some reason, you need to reschedule a delivery, make sure you let a representative know before your next order is sent out. 
To make adjustments to your delivery service, update your order online, give us a call.

Making Changes to Your Delivery Service Is Easy With Water Way

With any delivery service, there might be a time where you need to adjust your service to fit your schedule. Whether you need to skip a delivery while on vacation or add more water for an upcoming event, we’ve got you covered!

Make Changes to Your Water Order

Along with our refreshing bottled water, here are a few other products you can add to your order:

  • Sports drinks, like powdered Gatorade mix, Gatorade variety packs, Propel and Sqwincher freezer pops.
  • Specialty K-Cup coffee, coffee packets, filter packs, and coffee equipment
  • Water coolers, hot or cold
  • Paper products
  • Blue Spring Living Water

Make Changes for Special Events

If you have an event coming up, consider bulk water deliveries for your next get-together. Our bulk orders can be shipped anywhere in the United States as needed. We can coordinate a location beforehand to make planning your event as hassle-free as possible. 
We value your time, so if you need to alter your order last minute, just communicate the necessary information to us, and we’ll take care of it. Contact us today for more information.

Water Way Delivery for Your Home

Home water delivery is a great way to promote a healthy family lifestyle and start healthy habits. Drinking water is crucial for you and your family’s health, and we make it easy by giving you an automatic water cooler that dispenses water at the touch of a button. Our water coolers conveniently deliver water that is pure, refreshing, and great-tasting in the comfort of your own home. 

How Our Service Works

Since your time is valuable to us, we deliver on a predetermined schedule that you set up. Every month, our driver will stop by on a scheduled delivery date to drop off your new jugs of water and pick up your old ones. Don’t worry about being home for your delivery—we can communicate a designated spot to drop off and pick up your water jugs, making the process worry and hassle-free. 

Check out our other water delivery options:

  • Bottled Water: We can provide your home with clean, crisp bottled water in a variety of sizes from 1-gallon to 5-gallon jugs. Choose from three types—spring, purified, and distilled.
  • Water Coolers: We have a variety of water coolers to suit your family’s specific needs. Hot or cold, you can choose a model that suits you best.
  • Accessories and Materials: Don’t worry about buying cups, because we can supply cups by the sleeve to make it easier for you to drink on the go. 

At Water Way, timely water delivery comes second to delivering exceptional customer service. If you’re looking to start a water delivery schedule, but don’t know where to begin, give us a call.

Water Way’s New Birmingham Location

Watery Way now has a new location in Birmingham! The new warehouse gives us the capability to store more product, and prepare for those emergency situations our customers face. We know you can’t plan for everything, but with our new warehouse, we can better keep up with demand. Keep reading for more information on our new location. 

Water Way Birmingham

Our new location helps us maximize efficiency by allowing us to store more product for the short period that it’s in our possession. When you get your spring water delivered, it’s often bottled the day you receive it! Getting our product to you quickly, especially when it comes to spring water, ensures that you have the purest taste possible. That’s why our new location is so beneficial to our customers. 

If you ever find yourself running out of water, you don’t need to worry—we’re there within hours, not days. Our new, centralized location in Birmingham allows us quick access to fill your orders practically anywhere in the greater Birmingham area within minutes. That’s one of the biggest reasons why our company is unmatched—our service. 
Emergencies happen, and being left without pure, clean water isn’t something we take lightly. At Water Way, we have the solutions for you. Visit our website for more information!

Meet Our New Partner: Blue Spring Living Water

At Water Way, we are committed to excellence in both quality and service. We strive to provide homes, businesses, and offices with the best drinking water and products available. That’s why we are excited to partner with Blue Spring Living Water. 

From the heart of Blount County, Alabama, Blue Spring is an ancient geyser known for its pristine and shockingly clear water—so clear that you can see the bottom nearly 35 feet down. This naturally pure water is the stuff of legends.

It’s rumored to have been sought for its healing properties by Native Americans, weary travelers, and Civil War soldiers. As legend has it, the spring was discovered in the early 1800s by Davy Crocket and President Andrew Jackson while hunting along the Black Warrior Trail.

While there are tales of its healing properties, there is more fact than fiction to back up the claims. A 1987 GeoSurvey of Alabama named it a Geological Wonder after confirming the water’s perfectly neutral pH balance. The water comes through limestone aquifers, naturally mineral-enriched with magnesium, calcium, and silica putting it in the same category as the healthiest waters on record. This spring is truly a treasure of nature.

The spring has been well protected by its few owners over the centuries. Originally owned by the VanZandt family, it was passed on to Mr. Ottis Shedd in 1950 who initiated a modest bottling company to share the water with the community. Mr. Shedd reverently named it Blue Spring Living Water and branded it with an eagle out of respect for the deep ancestry, symbolism, and purity of the spring. 

In 2017, Alabamian Cameron Cardwell caught tale of Blue Spring and had to find out more for himself. He met a then-95-year-old Mr. Shedd and, within a month, began harvesting and bottling the naturally pure water. He felt drawn to this place of wonder and compelled to help share this special water with all.

Water Way is thrilled to partner with Blue Spring Water as the exclusive ‘Home and Office’ distributor of Blue Spring Living Water, putting this pure water in the hands of more people. As one of the largest distributors in the Southeast, Water Way is uniquely positioned to put Blue Spring Living Water in more homes and businesses than ever before. Our new customer special gives you five 5-gallon bottles, 5 bottle deposits, and cooler installation for only $50 for the $120 value. And for a limited time you can get two 5 gallon bottles for $25.

Today, Blue Spring Living Water is available for purchase in local grocery stores like Piggly Wiggly, Publix, WinnDixie, and other Alabama storefronts. Each bottle is marked with the date it was harvested so you know exactly how fresh it is. You can be sure it is never processed as you enjoy each beautifully clean and velvety smooth sip.

Experience Blue Spring Living Water for yourself. Simply contact us to have your own fresh bottle delivered!

How Our Bulk Water Deliveries Work

It’s essential to have clean drinking water available when you need it. Your overall health relies on staying hydrated. It helps maintain energy levels, keeps your mind sharp, and your muscles working properly—but it’s not always easy to get your hands on fresh water when you are on the go. 

In a fast-paced society, more people are choosing the convenience of bulk water deliveries. You may not be familiar with how it works, but there are systems in place to fit the needs of everyone from residential families to large corporations. Keep reading to find out how bulk water deliveries can make your life easier.

At Home

It can be hard to remember to stay hydrated, especially in the winter months, so it’s important to keep water on hand. Having single-serve water bottles ready to grab as you run out the door is a great way to stay hydrated while on the go. With options available from 10, 16.5, and 20 oz. bottles in cases of 24, you can have what you need when you need it. 

Larger families may find that a 1 to 5 gallon dispenser helps make water the easy choice of beverage while at home. Various cooler options and bottomless filtration systems are available along with included maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. 

At Work

Whether you work in a smaller office or a large warehouse, toting around your own water can be cumbersome and impractical in the workplace. Keeping a supply of water on hand is a healthy option to keep staff hydrated and in peak performance. Depending on your specific environment, individual bottles or larger 5 gallon dispensers may be better. 

Special Events and Private Label

If you have an event coming up, consider the ease of bulk water deliveries. You can order small cases, or by the pallet (84 cases, 2,016 bottles) where discounts may apply. Bulk orders can be shipped anywhere in the country, whenever and wherever you need it.

Add a private label to show off your corporate branding or wedding logo. This touch of personalization goes a long way in making an event come together.

Bulk Water Deliveries Are Hassle Free

Bulk water deliveries are fast, simple, and easy. It only takes a few minutes to set up an account specific to your needs. Delivery is on a schedule that is convenient for you. You can manage your account, add products, and pay bills online. Service is quick and efficient. If you find you are running low, same-day delivery is often available.

Whether you are a busy family on the go, a bustling business, or organizing a special event, Water Way can provide your water needs. From single-serve to bottomless coolers, we have what it takes to keep you hydrated. 

Water Way has dependably delivered hydration for over 30 years. Servicing over 10,000 customers with regular deliveries, we are one of the largest distributors in the Southeast. Quality, dependability, and customer satisfaction are our priorities. 
Contact us today to see how we can work for you.