We know the subject of hydration comes up a lot around here (we do sell water after all) but that's because we know that hydration is so important to every aspect in life. If you have been following us for awhile then you know how much water you need to be drinking, and we know that you do drink that much, right? But did you know that your pet’s hydration is just as important as yours! Knowing how much water your pooch needs is essential in giving him the best life.
Unless you are from either Leadville, Colorado or Northern Chile, you may not know what molybdenum is. It's probably a word you are not only unfamiliar with, but also don't care about! However, if you are part of the mining industry, you definitely know what molybdenum is, and if you are in the municipal water treatment world, you also have some knowledge on this particular chemical element. Mining and water treatment are quite different occupations, but they do interconnect quite often for obvious reasons. This is a water-related blog, so you might be asking yourself, Why in the world should I care about an element in the world of mining?
Electrolytes and hydration are an important aspect of your overall health. To get an better start understanding electrolytes, we will begin to explore them in the context of high altitude. For athletes—and especially high-altitude athletes—electrolyte balance is critical to maintain optimal athletic performance and safety. You need to be feeling your best on that fourteener (mountain-person parlance for "14,000-foot mountain")
Ever wonder what it's like to train for the big fight? We all grew up watching Rocky—Sly Stallone rocking the evil Russian Ivan Drago! Well, maybe we didn't all grow up on Rocky, but a few of you probably remember Mike Tyson eating ears. But these days, mixed martial arts (MMA) is all the rage and, for many, it has replaced boxing as the sport of choice. We asked our resident ambassador professional MMA fighter, Phil Gonzalez, to take us through an average training week and how he uses water for optimum performance. Take it away Phil …
Chlorine has been a hot topic as of late when discussing water quality. People are becoming more informed on water treatment processes and how they work. Much has been written and reported on concerning chlorine and its byproducts, as used to treat city water supplies. There also have been complaints that include a foul taste and odor. According to the Water Quality Association, "Numerous labels have been given to odors in water. Among the 20 or so recorded are cucumber, earthy, fishy, grassy, and sulfur." Lastly, there are also health concerns regarding elevated levels of chlorine in drinking water.
In recent years, there has been a bit of backlash against the massive all-you-can-buy, American-conglomerate, big-box superstores. Places where you can literally buy a fifty-pound bag of tater tots and stock up on nine hundred rolls of toilet paper. Very low prices, huge quantities, and (generally speaking) mediocre-quality merchandise are all the norm. With this trend, we have witnessed the construction of megastores with parking lots the size of Sports Authority Field and the largest selection of goods you can imagine.
Recently in Boulder, Colorado, residents were warned that the drinking water had exceeded the water standard for haloacetic acids. In other words, haloacetic acid levels rose too high for the water to be deemed safely drinkable.
Whether you're headed to a relative's house this year or planning an epic beach vacation during the winter months, you’ll probably be spending a substantial amount of time squeezed inside a car. Not only can this be uncomfortable, but it can also take a toll on your overall health. The importance of staying hydrated is often forgotten about when on a road trip, but if not monitored, it can actually be quite dangerous! Here are a few tips to help keep you healthy on the road so that you can enjoy your final destination that much more.
The summer months are finally upon us and along with backyard barbecues, poolside lounging, and sun-filled hikes also comes the responsibility of staying water conscious. It’s no secret that we in Colorado have a very arid climate and are therefore more susceptible to droughts. It’s our duty as Coloradans to protect this very important resource! Here are 50 easy ways to help conserve water this summer.
Everyone seems to talking about them but what are they and how can understanding electrolytes improve your overall health and hydration? Electrolytes are minerals that exist in the blood as acids, bases, and salts. Sodium, potassium, and magnesium are examples of electrolytes. When these minerals are dissolved, they break apart into charged particles called ions. The charge from these ions creates electricity that helps sustain not only human life, but plant and animal life too! When combined with the rest of your body's functions, electrolytes are the driving force behind proper blood pressure, circulation of nutrients, rebuilding damaged tissues, expediting waste from the body, and so much more. Without these little guys, life just wouldn't be possible.