Not drinking enough water results in multiple side effects. For example, dehydration can cause fatigue, confusion, headaches, and even grumpiness. On the extreme end, dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stones. 1 During the summer months when we perspire more than any other time of year, it’s even more important to drink water.
The best way to stay hydrated is to make drinking water a habit all year round. People seem to be in such a hurry these days that even pausing for a water break sometimes seems to be asking too much. But once you adopt the water–drinking habit, you will likely notice an increase in your energy levels and an improvement in concentration and focus.
How much water you need to drink daily is up for debate. According to webmd.com, a common recommendation is to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily, but variations come into play—depending on health, amount of exercise and climate. Common sense dictates that the more you exercise, especially in heat, the more water you need to drink. If you‘re sick with the flu or an infection, you need to drink more water than usual. And, pregnant and breastfeeding women need to drink a lot of water with frequency.
The simplest way to ensure that you stay hydrated is to carry a water bottle. It’ll serve as a reminder to drink water throughout the day, whether you’re outdoors or sitting at your desk. Cold water can be especially refreshing and help you stay alert. Hot water, either alone or in a cup of green tea, can help calm and relax you in the evenings.
Keeping a PiMag® Sport Bottle with you at all times is the smart way to stay hydrated as part of your Active Wellness lifestyle. You can fill it up with tap water or fountain water and the patented microfilter will automatically help remove sediment, reduce chlorine and lead. PiMag water technology adds natural minerals and helps adjust the pH value to 8.5-9.5, an alkaline range that helps counterbalance our acidic environment. In addition to its benefits to us physically, PiMag water is so much cheaper than purchased bottled water, and is environmentally responsible. The bottle itself is biodegradable and contains no BPA or other potentially harmful compounds. The filter components are replaceable, further extending the life of the bottle—by using the PiMag® Sport Bottle, you’re helping to reduce the impact on landfill waste caused by disposable water bottles.