ShareItFitness.com - Featuring Glass Water Bottles - September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013

Look to any truly fit and healthy individual, and they will have a water bottle as a constant companion because they know how important it is. You’ll often see bodybuilders and fitness competitors carrying around gallon sized milk jugs full of water everywhere to overload, outdoor enthusiasts with Nalgenes carabiner clipped to their backpacks or distance runners with Batman-esque utility belts strapped around their waist equipped with multiple mini bottles. No matter what your workout of choice, anyone with health on their mind will carry a steady water supply...

So, when I was offered a Lifefactory water bottle to try the same day I dropped my “indestructible” water bottle and broke the lid in half, I jumped at the chance.

Lifefactory makes high quality glass water bottles with plastic casings to provide an easy grip and help prevent breakage. They come with screw off, straw cap and pop top lids, depending on your preference, and come in a variety of sizes...

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CookingLight.com - Featuring Straw Cap Glass Bottles - September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013

The hot summer days might be coming to an end, but that’s no reason to stop worrying about how much water you’re drinking. Our bodies can’t store water, so we have to rehydrate each and every day. Yes, even in the fall and winter when it’s definitely not hot outside. Women should aim for about 13 8-ounce cups of water per day, men about 16.

Here, five ways you can get more water easily.

1. Drink from a bottle you love. It might sound silly, but I love my Lifefactory Straw Cap Glass Bottle. I’ve only had mine (just like the one on the right) for about two months, but it’s already showing how well loved it is. I take it with me everywhere. Bonus: it’s glass, not plastic, so I don’t have to worry about BPAs. Plus, I know exactly how much I drink because the silicone sleeve is marked to show both ounces and milliliters. And thanks to the new straw top, I can open this up with one hand while I’m driving...

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Examiner.com - Featuring Straw Cap Glass Bottle - September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013

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And now that I’m in the throes of marathon training, my must-have accessory is a reusable water bottle. I’m loving the new straw-cap glass bottle with silicon sleeve ($25) from Lifefactory. Not only is the design great, but now I can also keep track of exactly how much I’m drinking throughout the day, thanks to the helpful marks on the grip.

It’s the first glass water bottle I’ve tried, and I’ll gladly take a little extra weight in exchange for peace of mind (it contains no BPA, BPS, PVC or phthalates). After all, we work so hard on the outside of our bodies, we may as well keep them healthy on the inside, too, right?

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KineticFix.com - Featuring Straw Cap Glass Bottle - September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013

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Here’s a good rule of thumb for ensuring proper hydration:

    • Drink about 16 ounces of water two hours before any endurance event
    • Consume a cup or two 10 to 15 minutes immediately prior to activity
    • Aim for four to six ounces of fluid every 15 minutes during the event
    • Remember that it’s just as important to re-hydrate afterward, as well

If your sweat session will last more than 90 minutes, consider swapping in a sports drink or electrolyte tablets, which help bring your system into balance more quickly by helping you to retain more liquid.

And now that I’m in the throes of marathon training, my must-have accessory is a reusable water bottle. I’m loving this new straw-cap glass bottle with silicon sleeve ($25) from Lifefactory. Isn’t the design great? And now I can keep track of exactly how much I’m drinking throughout the day, thanks to the helpful marks on the grip.

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