Athletic Performance

How Drinking Water Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

Why Athletes Need Water Hydration is important to your athletic performance whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or just a leisure walker.  However, depending on your level of exertion, you may need more water than you realize.  It doesn’t matter if you are an 11-year old on the soccer field or a 30-something […]

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Is Alkaline Water a Scam or Something I Should Be Drinking?

A quick search online for “best healthy water” is likely to return millions of results, one of which is sure to be alkaline water.  Maybe you’ve heard that it helps your digestion or that it can improve muscle recovery.  Some even claim that it prevents aging and can reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer, and help […]

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Drinking Water to Lose Weight

How Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight While water isn’t a magic bullet to help you lose weight, it can be an important part of your weight loss plan.  Water is a necessary part of any healthy diet.  One of the reasons water is such a great addition to your diet is that it is […]

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How Much Water Does Your Toddler Need?

With a toddler, it can seem like there’s an endless list of things to worry about. We worry about whether they are eating enough nutritious foods or do they know not to talk to strangers. One of the concerns that isn’t usually at the top of that list is if your toddler is getting enough […]

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The Benefits of Drinking Water When Breastfeeding

Do You Need to Drink More Water When You’re Breastfeeding? Water is one of the nutrients we, as humans, cannot live without. While we know it’s important to drink enough water every day, it’s even more important if you are breastfeeding. The average adult woman needs approximately six to eight glasses of water per day, […]

Water Sulfur Smell

Why Does My Water Have a Sulfur Smell?

Every once in a while, you may turn on your tap and notice that your water has a strange, off-putting sulfur smell.  This is one of the most common odors that water can have.  If you don’t know what sulfur smells like, it is usually described as similar to the smell of rotten eggs. The […]

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What Does It Mean If I Have Brown Water?

Have you ever reached for a glass of water or turned on a water fountain, only to see a stream of brown water flowing out of the tap?  Whether your water comes from a municipal source or a private well, no one wants to drink brown water that looks dirty and unhealthy.  Not only should […]

Is Cloudy Water Safe to Drink?

Have you ever gone to the sink to fill a glass with water, but what comes out of the tap is something milky and cloudy, far from the clear water you were expecting?  With all of the current concerns about water quality, cloudy water may cause you to dump out that glass and grab some […]

How Often Should You Perform a Well Water Test?

People who get their water from a public water source have groups like the EPA helping to ensure their water quality.  Unfortunately, those who use well water do not have anyone monitoring what is in their water.  If your drinking water comes from a well, you need to take measures like performing a regular well […]

How to Use a TDS Meter

What is TDS? TDS refers to the Total Dissolved Solids that can be found in a liquid. The solids can be a variety of salts, minerals, metals, anions, and cations.  When they are dissolved in a liquid, their weight can be measured using a TDS meter. Measuring TDS The most accurate way to measure TDS […]

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