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Sep 15, 2016

You challenge yourself, why not your water choice?

Did you know that your brain and heart are composed of 73% water and your bones 31%? Studies have supported over and over again that water is needed for every bodily process to function optimally, to maintain health as well as assist you to perform at your best.

Water is the prime life-sustaining fluid which we can only live days without. It is common knowledge that optimum hydration is a key factor of exercise and daily routines but do you ever stop to think about the quality of your water and where it is sourced?

Access to safe drinking water is something many of us take for granted. However, below are a couple of quick points to think about before you have your next drink of water:

TASTE

Australian tap water, whilst being perfectly safe to drink, has chlorine added for the very good purpose of killing disease-causing pathogens that commonly grow in water supply reservoirs, on the walls of water mains and in water storage tanks. The flipside however, is that chlorine leaves a distinct taste in your mouth, tarnishing your perfect drink of H2O. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all the benefits of chlorine minus the taste and odour it lends to your drinking water?

HYDRATION

Through respiration and invisible perspiration alone you lose, on average, 1L of water per day. Factor this in with excessive physical movement, sweating and heat exhaustion experienced when exercising and you could easily become extremely dehydrated. When exercising it is recommended to drink approximately 240mL of water for every 20 minutes of exercise, to avoid dehydration occurring, which would result in a decrease in physical and mental performance. Wouldn’t it be great if you could always have access to great-tasting water every time when you are on the go, to ensure you stay optimally hydrated?

THE SOLUTION

The newly launched BRITA fill&go Active bottle is the perfect answer to combat both taste and avoid unnecessary expenditures. Brita has combined its leadership and edge in drinking water filtration in a durable, sporty bottle suited for an active lifestyle. It allows you great tasting filtered water anytime, anywhere. The Brita Active bottle is not only BPA free, it’s also refillable, durable and makes drinking really easy – available also in 4 colours to match your style!

Delivering you with 150 litres of fresh filtered water using one MicroDisc filter to eliminate those taste impairing substances but retain all the minerals. Available in Rebel Sport, Woolworths and other leading retailers at a RPP of $14.95, this is the smart, economical solution to hydration – all you need is a tap when you are out and about, and you are ready to go. Learn more here.

Chat soon,

Lizzie Baxter

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– Bachelor of Health Science
– Anytime Fitness National Ambassador
– Senior Trainer at Anytime Fitness Frenchs Forest