Is Drinking Bottled Water Good for You?

Couple drink from plastic water bottles
These days, more people than ever before are learning to rethink what they put in their bodies and give to their children. This is just as much the case with the water we drink as it is food or medicine. By now, most of us know that common tap water contains a wealth of contaminants up to and including microbes, harmful minerals (like lead or mercury, to name just two), and even pharmaceuticals. The go-to alternative to tap water for many people is typically bottled water … but should it be? Is bottled water any better for you than tap water? If it’s not, what’s the best way to make sure t...

What is Detox Water? Does it Work? Investigating and Debunking the Health Craze

Fruits for Detox Water Graphic
If you keep up with online health trends you have almost certainly heard of Detox Water at one point or another. Claims of its health benefits range from weight loss to helping maintain chronic ailments and diseases, while the simplicity of the recipes allows anyone to make some at home in their own kitchen. With our endless focus on hydration, we knew need to get to the bottom of this and see if detox water really does what its proponent's claim it does. Detox water is nothing complicated. Generally speaking, the recipes for making detox water and infused water are identical, but infused i...

Benefits of Infused Water & Finding the Best Infuser Water Bottle or Pitcher

Collection of Infused water with mixed fresh fruit
The practice of infusing water with your favorite fruit or herbs is hardly something new. Yet within the last few years, fruit infused water and infuser bottles have exploded in popularity, in part thanks to the online fitness and healthy living crave which dominates social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. Like most online health trends, infused water is touted to have tons of health benefits - some real, some exaggerated, and some entirely fabricated. In this article we'll try to sort out the signal from the noise and look at what the real, scientifically-backed health benefits of infu...

Alkaline Ionized Water Is A Huge Scam

Pure Snake Oil Ad
If you keep up with health trends, you've probably heard of alkaline and/or ionized water. Effectively, this is just water which has had its pH raised into the alkaline range, used with the aim of reducing the body's acidity. Proponents of alkaline ionized water claim that drinking this form of water has a huge range of health benefits - like with most snake oil, they don't even bother to reign in their claims of its benefits, proudly advertising alkaline ionized water's ability to do everything from helping manage cancer treatments to assisting with weight loss. For people looking to impro...

How My Fitbit Is Changing The Way I Drink Water

Fitbit Water Consumption Tracking Application Screenshot
You're probably thinking to yourself "what does a fitness tracker have to do with drinking water?" If you're familiar with modern fitness tracking devices like the Fitbit Charge HR, you might already know about the in-depth diet tracking features which have been integrated into the device and the app, which allow users to easily record what they eat in order to track their calorie and nutrient intake. A less familiar facet of this is Water Consumption Tracking. With a device like the Fitbit or even a simple app, it is now easily possible to keep accurate tabs on how much water you are drink...

5 Easy Ways To Drink More Water

Drink Water With Your Meals
Are you getting enough water in your day to day life? Many of us are not. According to studies done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as much as 43% of Americans' drink less than 4 cups of water per day! While water intake requirements vary from individual to individual, this is still something of a shocking statistic. Personally, I could not imagine going a full day drinking less than 4 cups of water - I'd be parched! Yet for many people, drinking water is something of a chore and easy to forget or put off, regardless of how important it might be for their health. The key to getti...

Why Proper Hydration is Essential Everyday

The H2O Molecule
Of all the elements on Earth, none is more essential to life as we know it than water. While we might all be aware that life on Earth would be impossible without water, fewer are aware of the importance of proper hydration in their everyday life. No matter where you are or what you're doing, staying properly hydrated is vital for both immediate physical and mental performance as well as long term overall health. But why is it so important to hydrate your body? What are the benefits of proper hydration, and how can you tell if you are hydrated properly or not? Let's answer these questions an...

3 Incredible Infographics on the Health Benefits of Water

Water: Nature's Wonder Drug & Cure All Informative Infrographic on the Health Benefits of Water
These 3 eye-opening infographics provide a wealth of need to know information in an easy to digest manner. Check them out! Dehydration is Making You Fat and Sick! Water: Natures Wonder Drug Drink More Water! Check Us Out On Pinterest! We found all of these great infographics on Pinterest! For more great stuff like this, please Follow us on Pinterest! Hydration Anywhere makes no claims to copyright or intellectual property over these images. All rights, ownership, intellectual property, copyright, etc are property of their respective owner(s) who are ...

How Drinking Water Helps Lose Weight

How Water Helps You Lose Weight
With so many trends, fads, and products competing for attention in the world of weight loss, it seems almost crazy to think that something as simple as water could help anyone lose weight. Although water alone is certainly not the magic weight loss secret so many are seeking, it can easily become an integral part of a healthy lifestyle conductive to weight loss and achieving fitness goals. But unlike so many methods touted for weight loss, water is free. Further contributing to its uniqueness is the fact that it actually works. A 2008 study from the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Inst...

The Importance of Drinking Water

A refreshing drink
Everyone needs water. There can be no question about that – but are you really drinking water as you need to be? Without a doubt the most vital substance to life as we know it, water is the basis of all of our bodies essential functions. We are all aware that prolonged periods without water can be fatal, but perhaps less aware that balancing our intake to ensure our body always has enough water to work with is essential to good health. Liquid Energy In a comprehensive scientific review entitled “Water, Hydration, and Health,” (full text available free courtesy of HHS Public Access and PMC) ...