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Stay Hydrated This Summer

Summer is here! Now that temperatures are starting to rise into the 90s, all of us need to drink lots of water, about 8 cups a day, which could very well be even more during hot summer days. Staying hydrated is essential to being healthy.

Water Keeps You Going

Drinking enough water helps you to perform your best in physical activity. Staying hydrated can aid in weight loss and regular water consumption will help to rid your body of toxins. Not having enough water to drink can cause you a variety of negative effects especially in the summer. Heat stroke, energy loss, headaches, lack of concentration and even blurred vision can happen if you are dehydrated. 

Re-Use to Refuel

While it is tempting and convenient to you a plastic water bottle, Plastic bottles are rather large pieces of trash and don't break down as easily as straws, grocery store bags, or other forms of plastic.

 According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control, over 200 billion plastic bottles are produced every year, with the US using 2 million every 5 minutes.  Every year 18 billion plastic bottles enter waters off the coastline. How do we stop it?

Make the Move to Steel 

Steel water bottles, like those made by Kleen Kanteen, can be used almost indefinitely. They are made of stainless steel and can be cleaned, unlike the single-use plastic water bottles that we often buy in stores. Not only are our steel water bottles a good way to help the environment, but they can also save you lots of money if we use them right. If you are planning to travel around town, remember to bring your steel water bottle if possible. 

Klean Kanteen was one of the first manufacturers of stainless steel water bottles. Believe it or not, Klean Kanteen actually originated here in Chico less than two decades ago. It all started back in 2002 when Robert Seals, began making the first prototype after seeing how much waste was being caused by plastic bottles. He began looking for superior solutions to plastic and aluminum cans.

If Kleen Kanteen is not our style, There are many different manufacturers of steel water bottles. Little Red Hen has a selection drinking water bottles from Natural Life to Crocodile Creek. Little Red Hen carries a wide variety of colorful kid-friendly designs to encourage good hydration habits in your little ones. We also have water bottles with designs for adults. Natural Life bottles include inspirational quotes such as "Count Your Blessings," "Grow," and "Wild Tale." 

Staying hydrated is a great way to take care of your health and wellness this summer, and doing so using steel water bottles is a big step towards all of us reducing our carbon footprint. Before you venture out in the summer sun, be sure to stop by Little Red Hen Kitchen Store or Gift Shop and grab your new steel water bottle.

Posted by Sam Dickenson

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