City2Surf fun run can be thirsty work: hydration is key

City2Surf fun run can be thirsty work: hydration is key

Sunday Herald City2Surf 2016

The countdown is on to the world famous City2Surf – and thousands of professional athletes and weekend warriors are now in training for the world’s largest fun run. This year marks the 47th running of the event – with more than 60,000 expected to line up next Sunday, August 13.

The City2Surf from the Sydney CBD to Bondi has become one of the most loved and largest community events in the world.

It’s now widely recognised as a ‘bucket-list’ item for serious runners and adventure lovers globally. But don’t be fooled – the 14km course can be gruelling – especially in the heat. You must ensure you have sufficiently trained for the event or have allowed enough lead up time to prepare for the event and organisers warn that heat stress and exhaustion are common when competing on a hot day. They advise all entrants to be well hydrated before and during the race.

Dehydration can cause muscle cramps – often your body’s way of telling you need more water. Your body loses fluids when you work or exercise in the heat, and that can make you more likely to cramp. This may be partly because your muscles need water, but it’s also because you sweat out important minerals called electrolytes – sodium, potassium, and calcium – that help the cells in your muscles work the way they should.

What better way to stay hydrated than with a BIBO Water Bar? With a BIBO Water Bar you can fill your sports bottle with an endless supply of chilled filtered water. This cool, compact benchtop dispenser filters and purifies your tap water providing pristine chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button. BIBO uses the latest technology in multistage carbon filtration to remove tastes, odours, heavy metals, chlorine, microorganisms, and other nasties from tap water leaving the good minerals behind. It’s unique ultraviolet lamp system ensures water stays pure and fresh all the way to your sports bottle.

You can have peace of mind that the water you’re drinking is crystal clear and healthy – the perfect combination for a gruelling half-marathon! And just think of the money you’ll save on high-priced plastic bottled water, while helping to save the environment from plastic pollution.

Learn more about the City2Surf at www.city2surf.com.au – entries close soon so get involved, have fun and raise funds for a great cause!

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the high cost of drinking bottled water

the high cost of drinking bottled water

Can you believe it? The average Australian spends up to $2800 a year on bottled water.

A study by Choice, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, found that if you drink two litres a day from the tap, you’ll pay about $1.50 a year. Drink the same amount from single-serve bottles, however, and you could be looking at more than $2800 a year.

Not many of us drink three bottles of water a day, but even if you consume just one 600ml bottle of water a day your annual outlay would be $1278 (if you’re paying an average $3.50 a bottle).

Quick, I need a drink! Even milk and soft drink would be a cheaper option. Alternatively, you could order this “liquid gold” in bulk to try to stop the money flow.

But the cost of having a bottled water cooler (at an average rental of $150 a year) with four 15L bottles delivered each month (at $13.50 per bottle) would still set you back about $800 a year. And by choosing either of these options you are adding to the global problem of plastic pollution in our lands, rivers, coasts, beaches and oceans.

healthy home water filtration system

There must be a better solution – and there is! Why not ditch the plastic bottles and install a cost effective and healthy home water filtration system? The BIBO water bar is an ideal solution.

A BIBO water bar is an innovative, stylish and cool new addition to any kitchen or office. BIBO provides instant filtered and purified water – at the perfect temperature – chilled, ambient and boiling – at the touch of a button.

With BIBO you can say Bye Bye to bottled water – and you won’t need your kettle or filter jug either.

It’s environmentally friendly and energy efficient – and it delivers healthy, pure water 24/7. Best of all, with BIBO Water you can say Bye Bye to that exorbitant bottled water bill every year.

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say no to bottled water with a water filtration system

say no to bottled water with a water filtration system

There is no evidence that bottled water is more “pure” than tap water, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that bottled water is costly – both to the hip pocket and to the environment.

Clean Up Australia says that plastic bottles are among the 10 most common rubbish items picked up on Clean Up Australia Day.

The best thing Australians can do to help protect the environment is to avoid bottled water, they say.

And here are the reasons why:

extraction:

Spring water is extracted from underground aquifers upstream from where the water surfaces. This disrupts aquifer flow, affecting flora and fauna.

transportation:

Transportation of bottled water around the world requires burning of fossil fuels.

landfill and the litter stream:

Although plastic bottles are recyclable, many end up in landfill and take up to 1000 years to break down. When littered they often end up in the sea where they break up in small pieces, killing marine life that mistake them for food.

And US-based policy research organisation, The Pacific Institute, estimates twice as much water is used in producing the plastic bottle as there is in the bottle itself. This means every litre consumed actually represents three litres of water.

Australian tap water is world standard drinking water so it is the safe, cheap and sustainable option. Clean Up Australia suggests you should install a tap filter if you are concerned about the taste or quality of your local tap water.

A home water filtration system or an office water dispenser is the ideal choice.

It’s environmentally friendly and energy efficient – and it delivers healthy, pure water 24/7 and at the touch of a button.

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