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Congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s Great North Run!
We’re passionate about promoting healthy, active lifestyles and this year we were thrilled to be the Official Water Partner of the Great North Run. From runners to spectators, over 410,000 bottles of Aqua Pura were on hand to ensure everyone was fully hydrated throughout the day.
Working closely with Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE to offer hydration tips to all involved, our Aqua Pura Recovery Zone provided the perfect place to rehydrate and relax, while 8 hydration stations were set up along the race route. Aqua Pura will continue to keep all participants fully hydrated across all 42 Great Run/Swim events through the year!
The Great Run is a fantastic series of events that offers people of all abilities the chance to realise their potential and compete against some of the world’s best athletes.
With 5K runs, 10K runs, half marathons and full marathons there’s something for everyone, whatever your ability. What’s more, it raises millions of pounds for charity.
Now in its tenth year, the Great Swim hosts thousands of open-air swimmers at its exciting outdoor events. Whether you’re looking for a fresh challenge with your first outdoor swim, or you’re used to the thrill of open air swimming, everyone is welcome to take the plunge! And don’t forget, Aqua Pura will be there to help keep you hydrated.
Keeping hydrated is always important, though no more so than when you’re exercising. And so whether it’s on the day of a race or during your pre-race training, make hydration a top priority.
And why exactly is keeping hydrated so important when exercising? It’s because water helps our muscles work - so by drinking water before, during and after exercising will help prevent your muscles from cramping.
Knowing exactly how much water you should be drinking according to your specific requirements can be hard to figure out - and so we’ve created a clever tool which will make sure you’re drinking the exact right amount of water your body needs to feel great.
By following the three simple steps below...our very clever tool will do all the number crunching for you.
First things first - you will need to know your weight in kilograms and your height in centimeters in order to use the tool. If you're not sure what you weigh in KG's then click here and check out this quick and easy conversion tool, or click here to convert feet and inches into cm.
Click on the drop downs(remember to include your activity levels)
Don't forget to include all those cups of tea!
And we'll let you know how hydrated you are
1. About You
2. Daily Intake
Your ideal water intake should be around per day.
And according to the information you entered, you are % hydrated.
Congratulations you are drinking enough water!
Which means you need to drink a further to be 100% hydrated.
Your results: Dehydrated
Have you been feeling thirsty, had a dry mouth or a headache?
Your body has lost water and you have not drunk enough fluid to replace it. It’s time to up your water intake!
You will definitely notice the difference
Get into the habit of drinking water first thing in the morning and at meal times. Keep a 1.5L bottle in the fridge, ensuring you have a refreshing cold water on hand to kick start your day or accompany your evening meal.
Your results: Below Average
Is your skin dry, have you been feeling a bit tired / sleepy?
Your fluid intake is lower than it should be increasing your water intake could sharpen you up.
“Upsize” - Next time buy a 750ml bottle rather than a 500ml. Our 750ml bottle with a re-sealable sorts cap is perfect for sipping throughout the day.
Your results: Average
You are well hydrated remember that exercise and hotter weather will mean you need to drink more than normal.
Keep a bottle of water with you in the car and take a sip while you are stuck in traffic. Driving dehydrates us especially in the hot weather and with the air con that dries out the air.
Your results: Above Average
You are drinking more than most. Are you feeling the benefit? Does your skin have a healthy glow, do you feel alert?
Having multi-packs of 500ml water on hand will help keep all the family hydrated wherever they are ……… whether its out on a family day out, or just at school or work.
Your results: Hydrated
You are doing well – Nicely Hydrated, this is good for your over-all health and wellbeing
If you are a regular water drinker look out for promotions on our larger multi packs, Natural mineral water at a great price. Having bottles on hand will encourage the whole family to stay hydrated.
Why not enter our competition to win VIP passes for you and 4 members of your family or friends? Send us the best snap of you training for your Great Run or Swim and we’ll pick out our favourites. You have until the 31st March 2018 to enter.
Winners will be announced shortly. If you want to be informed of any new competitions we have in the future, simply subscribe to our newsletter
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