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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how much water should you drink every day

how much water should you drink every day

A common recommendation is to drink six or eight 240ml glasses of water or other fluid every day.

But you may need more or less, depending on your age, gender, weight, how healthy you are, how much you exercise and how hot and dry the climate is.

You may sometimes need to drink more water than usual if you:

  • Exercise intensely, especially in a hot climate
  • Experience extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity, cold or high altitudes)
  • Are sick (such as flu) or have a health condition such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis or kidney disease).
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding

Kids need plenty of fluids as they can get dehydrated more easily than adults. And older people may need more fluids because of health conditions, including urinary tract infections.

The US Institute of Medicine recommends men get about 3.6 litres of water daily and women consume 2.6 litres – and that includes water from all foods and beverages.

The average person gets about 20% of their water for the day from food. An apple is 84% water, lettuce (95%) watermelon (92%), carrot (87%), bananas (74%) and broccoli (91%).

Even foods that you might not think of as moist, including some breads and minced beef, contain more than 50% water.

But when it comes to the crunch you can’t beat a glass of chilled, refreshing water to quench your thirst … and stay hydrated.

And for healthy, pure water on tap 24/7 you can’t go past BIBO.

BIBO provides instant filtered and purified water – at the perfect temperature – chilled, ambient and boiling – at the touch of a button.

It’s perfect as a water filtration system for home or office water dispenser.

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can drinking more water help reduce chronic pain?

can drinking more water help reduce chronic pain?

Helping deal with reducing chronic pain could be as simple as drinking more water, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Massey University in New Zealand have been studying the impact dehydration can have on pain.

Massey University School of Sport and Exercise researcher Dr Toby Mündel hopes the research can reveal more about the link between the two.

Dr Mündel said there was already a good understanding about the effects of dehydration on performance. Dehydration can make you feel sluggish and you can’t concentrate as well.

Now early research has shown that people that are dehydrated may feel more pain than those who are hydrated.

Dr Mündel says dehydration may especially increase your level of pain If you have clinical conditions like arthritis, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, or migraines for example, or if you’re preparing for or recovering from surgery where food and fluids are sometimes restricted. Also, common treatments like analgesics (pain-killers) or cognitive behaviour therapy, may be less effective in a dehydrated state.

The latest findings may pave the way for medical professionals to recommend that patients stay well hydrated to help manage their pain.

To maintain hydration, a filtered water dispenser is the ideal solution.

BIBO is a benchtop water dispenser that can be easily installed in your home or office to keep you hydrated 24/7.

BIBO comes with the latest filter and purifying technology to provide instant filtered, purified, chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button.

So why not make a healthy start to the New Year with BIBO?

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BIBO water

BIBO water

it is time for a new way to think about filtered water

At BIBO Australia we are dedicated to providing Australian’s with a healthy and convenient source of chilled or piping hot, clean, pure, refreshing, filtered water on tap. We want to make life a little simpler, easier, and healthier for busy Australian’s on the go by giving them a stylish and innovative water dispenser to meet all their drinking water needs.

Whether you need a home water filter or an office water dispenser, BIBO Australia is a great alternative to traditional water coolers, bottled water and undersink boiler/chillers. BIBO Water Australia replaces them all with a high tech and stylish benchtop water dispenser that plumbs easily into the mains water to ensure a never ending supply of the highest quality filtered, purified, chilled and boiled water.

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