"Stay hydrated" is one of my most-loved health mantras, and a functional water bottle is a great gift for nearly everyone on your holiday shopping list. Whether you're perusing presents for a fitness buff, a friend looking to improve their health in 2014, or anyone who loves a good pop of color, click through all these options, and start checking friends and family off your list.
If you run outside for more than a few miles, handheld running water bottles are a great solution to ensure you stay hydrated. Their molded shape and adjustable straps ensure that you won't have to concentrate on holding on, and their compact size make it a breeze to carry your H2O along on a run. Check out some of our favorite handheld options and let us know what you think of them!
No back-to-school list is complete without a stylish reusable water bottle that you can tote with you from literature class to the gym. Brighten up your Fall wardrobe with some of our favorite water bottles, dressed up in mood-brightening hues that will make you want to drink way more than those eight glasses a day.
Some of the best things about the warmer weather are the endless opportunities to play in the sun. Between the playground, the park, and even your backyard, outdoor fun can keep little ones entertained for hours. That's why a convenient water bottle is a must-have Spring and Summer item for kids. Here, we've rounded up fun and bright bottles that are designed for small hands and guaranteed to keep them hydrated through all the swinging and sliding.
Different activities call for different water bottles. Choosing the right one that suits your workout preferences will help keep you healthy and hydrated. Whether you'll be heading out for an outdoor run or hopping back in the pool, there's a fresh pick on this list for everyone.
If you love to stay hydrated but hate trying to clean the bottom of your water bottle, the man behind The Square ($40) feels your pain and came up with a simple solution.
While out on a bike ride, founder Dave Mayer went to fill up his water bottle but found what he describes as "what looked like a science experiment gone wrong" at the bottom. Mayer decided to design a bottle of his own that unscrews at both the top and bottom.
I've become accustomed to chasing my water bottle around the gym or a yoga studio as it rolls away when accidentally knocked over, but because of The Square's design, this problem is taken out of the equation. And the days of spilling over a bottle with a slightly open lid are over; both of the BPA-free plastic caps make an audible lock so you know they're secure. The sleek shape also makes it simple to tuck into a bag securely. The only gripe is that it costs a whopping $40, a significant increase from the other bottles I've purchased in the past, and it also only holds 20 ounces, a little less water than I'm accustomed to having on hand. But if you're really concerned about your water bottle getting squeaky clean — or you hate the sound of a bottle being hit over in Savasana — I'd definitely give The Square a try. Since I've tested it out, it's had a permanent home on my desk at work.
We work hard and play hard here at FitSugar, so we take hydration seriously. We also feel there is a water bottle for every sipping situation, be it cruising on a treadmill at the gym, riding a bike about town, or simply sitting at your desk. Take a look at our water bottle picks and see how they rate.
Staying hydrated is not something we take lightly around here! There's also no other feeling like getting in your fitness groove or being out on a trail and not having an ample supply of water to keep you safe. Hydration packs may not be a brand-new concept, but we're always surprised at how many ladies tend to shy away from a hands-free pick. Some packs may be more geared toward men, but we've pulled shapes that will work for ladies too. Interested in making the investment in your hydration this Summer? Click through these 10 pack picks.
The beauty of the reusable water bottle is that it's just that — reusable. You can repeatedly head to the water cooler or faucet to fill 'er up, but when your bottle continually stays wet, you know what that means? Yep, bacteria loves a moist, dark environment. Along with your dinner dishes, it's good to get in the habit of cleaning your bottle every night, or at least every few days. Here are some ways you can get rid of the germies and grime.
Throw it in the dishwasher: Some bottles are dishwasher-safe, so check the bottom of your bottle or the brand's website to make sure. Kleen Kanteen Classic stainless steel bottles are dishwasher safe, as well as some products from Nalgene, although it's recommended to clean SIGG water bottles by hand.
Wash it with warm soapy water: Pour out any leftover liquid, add a few drops of dishwashing soap and some warm water, screw on the top and shake for a minute or so. It's smart to invest in a bottle brush like this so you can scrub deep inside your bottle, especially if it has a narrow mouth. Thoroughly clean the cap and straw as well and allow to airdry overnight.
Keep reading to hear a few more cleaning methods.
Don't you hate it when you take a fast swig of water and most of it ends up all over your face and shirt? The style and spouts of these five bottles guarantee that those days are in the past — perfect for when you're in the middle of an intense workout! Click through to see some classics and a few new favorites.