I <3 WaterBobbles.

Our bodies are 60% water and drinking enough water has many health benefits.  Getting my daily fill often meant toting or purchasing multiple disposable bottles.  This ended when I got my WaterBobble  personal portable water filtration unit. (smile)  That term is from their site.   

Essentially, it’s a BPA, phthalates and PVC free reusable bottle with a screw on carbon filter top.   It saves money, helps the environment, cleans and makes tap water taste great, plus the bottle is lightweight, (made from recycled PET plastic), it fits in the hand beautifully and is easy to clean.  Several companies make filter bottles.  I dig this brand because of the water taste, price point and because it’s so cute.

The Waterbobble comes with a replaceable filter good for 300 refills. Bottles and filters are readily available at dozens of national retailers.  I picked up my Bobble at Target on sale for $7.99.   <3 <3 <3 it!   

Check out more about them, including the interesting story of why they were created, at www.waterbobble.com

More H2O tidbits:

Benefits of water include:

Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids

Water Can Help Control Calories

Water Helps Regulate Body Temperature
Water Helps Energize Muscles
Water Cushions Organs and Joints
Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good
Water Helps Your Kidneys
Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function


How much water is enough?
For years we have heard everyoneneeds 8 – 8 ounces glasses of water per day.  It is not clear how that guideline was established and there is no research that supports a single amount for all people. Many personal and environmental factors come into play including the amount of exercise,  temperature, humidity, illness etc. 
The Institute of Medicine offers gender based recommendations of ~3 liters (about 13 cups) for men and ~ 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) for women a day.
The University of California, Irvine uses body weight as a guideline.  To calculate appropriate daily consumption, divide your weight by 2.  The resulting quotient is an estimate of how much fluid your body requires each day in ounces.  For example, a 160 lb person would need 80 oz (10 – 8 ounce glasses).
The bottom line is that you want to take in enough to stay adequately hydrated.  If signs of dehydration appear,  (i.e. dry or sticky mouth, reduced tear production, dry skin, reduced urine production or urine that has a strong smell or deep color etc), drink up.


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