How to Choose the Best Reusable Water Bottle for You

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There are lots of reusable water bottle options out there, so if you’ve been putting off getting one, there’s no excuse! Reusable water bottles are environmentally friendly, convenient for you, and will save you money in the long run. Choosing one will depend on what your day-to-day looks like, what activities you participate in, and how you want to stay hydrated. With glass, plastic, collapsible, rigid, one-handed drinking, integrated filter bottles, leak-proof bottles, and so many more, we can help you choose the right one. Why Buy One? Producing one reusable water bottle takes far fewer resources and creates less pollution than the production of standard bottled water. Each time you refill your bottle, you’re reducing the need for the […]

What Kind of Water is Best for Your Plants?

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Different kinds of water interact with and affect our bodies differently, and the same is true for different kinds of water and your plants! While some plants are resilient to most kinds of water, a lot of plants are greatly affected by the kind of water you use. What Should You Water Your Plants With? First thing’s first—tap water can be extremely dangerous to your plants’ health and how much or how quickly they grow. While watering your yard plants with bottled water may be impractical, using bottled spring water for your indoor plants will make a big difference for them. To give your plants the absolute best, rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing […]

All The Best Birmingham Waterfalls

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Spring in the South has arrived—and it’s only going to get hotter from here! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Alabama’s beautiful water and hiking trails. We’ve grouped together the best of the best and arranged them in order of how far they are from Birmingham! There’s a trip for you whether you only have an hour or a whole weekend. Moss Rock Preserve Waterfalls This is about as close to home as you can get! Just 20 minutes outside of Birmingham, Moss Rock Preserve has 349 protected acres in Hoover, Alabama. Along one five-mile trail, you’ll come across several waterfalls, including the tumbling waters of Hurricane Branch. There are lots of trails, climbing, and scenic views. […]

Does Good Hydration Really Boost Happiness?

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You’ve probably heard the same number for years—8 cups of water a day. Many experts have said that that number of cups is outdated, but recent studies have shown how accurate it really is. It’s important to know the facts, because hydration affects more than just your physical health—your mental clarity and happiness are also at stake! Read on. IOM Study According to the IOM, women over 19 need 2.7 liters of total fluid per day (that’s over 11 cups) while men over 19 need 3.7 (over 15 cups). About 20% of your daily fluid comes through food, but that still leaves 8-12 cups based on the IOM’s guidelines. Most Americans drink about 2 liters of total beverages per day, […]

What Happens When You Replace Soda with Water?

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It’s no secret that water is the healthiest beverage option out there—no calories, no sugar, just hydration. But while water only has positive benefits for you, soda has nothing for you. Nutrition experts not only recommend limiting your consumption of soda, but most advocate for avoiding it altogether as there are zero health benefits and several negative impacts. Hydration: Soda vs. Water Through the course of you day, you lose eight cups of water from your body to sweat and urination. If you don’t replace all of this water, you become susceptible to a lot of health issues. Headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, and dry mouth are all possible symptoms of dehydration. Most adults don’t drink the recommended […]

The Best Water For Your Cup of Coffee

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  Our society has spent years perfecting the art of coffee—we know everything about different kinds of beans and how they’re roasted, but there’s one crucial coffee ingredient we’ve been neglecting: water. Coffee is 90% water, so why haven’t we been paying more attention to its effect on our coffee? The right kind of water can drastically change the quality of your coffee. It’s not just an ingredient—it also acts as a solvent when it comes into contact with your coffee. Here’s what you need to know. What Water Does Water is absolutely essential for the extraction of coffee flavor itself. That’s why the specialty coffee that tastes amazing with pure bottled water tastes dull and lifeless with regular tap […]

How Sparkling Water Compares to Bottled Water

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With the rise in popularity of sparkling water, there are a lot of rumors being passed around—it’s often presented as a familiar alternative to sugar sodas, but is it really just as healthy as regular still water? The Rumors Because of its carbonation, sparkling water has been said to erode tooth enamel, leach calcium from your bones as well as lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). So the question is really about the carbonation—is too much carbonation bad? We’re pretty accustomed to thinking bubbly drinks are bad for us, but nutritionists have confirmed that sparkling water is basically harmless. Regular sparkling water is sugar-free and calorie-free, and it hydrates you just as well as still water does. When it comes […]

How to Stay Hydrated While Exercising

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We all know that hydration is important and that hydration is especially important if you’re exercising, but you may not know what water temperature is ideal for preventing dehydration and enhancing performance! The Temperature Difference The temperature of your water can actually affect how well it hydrates you. Studies have shown that people drink about 50% more cold or cool water compared to warm water when they exercise, and those same studies show that these people are less dehydrated. Cold water keeps your core body temperature, which allows you to exercise longer. The hotter you get, the quicker you’ll feel the fatigue setting in. People who exercise in heat and humidity have a slower and lower rise in core body […]

What Actually Happens During the Water Treatment Process?

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We all know that our drinking water is “treated,” but most of us don’t know how. While drinking supplies in the U.S. are among the safest in the world, water can still become contaminated with water-borne germs such as Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia intestinalis, and other pathogens. Every community is different—they have different regulations and processes to treat their water—but here’s what the average treatment system looks like. Coagulation and Flocculation Chemicals with a positive charge are added to the supply of water that’s being treated—these neutralize the negative charge of other things in the water like dirt and other dissolved particles. These particles then bind with the added chemicals to form larger particles, called floc. Sedimentation and […]

Dehydration Symptoms and Causes

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You need about eight cups of water each day to keep your body happy and healthy. When you don’t drink enough over time, you can become something worse than just dehydrated. You can become chronically dehydrated. When you’re constantly dehydrated, you actually become desensitized to dehydration symptoms—meaning you won’t just feel thirsty when you need some water. Here are eight important symptoms to look out for when your body is telling you it needs more water every day. #1: Constant Fatigue We lose fluids in all kinds of ways—sweat, urination, diarrhea, or vomiting—and when we don’t replace it, the blood can become thicker and slower. The heart has to work harder to get oxygen to all of your muscles and […]

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