We all know how important staying properly hydrated is for our health, especially when you’re always on the move like we are. From early morning yoga classes to breakfast meetings and lunchtime runs – when you’re always on the go, it’s important to make sure that you stay hydrated.

However, if you’re conscious about the environment like we are, you’ll want to reassess your use of plastic water bottles. The UK alone consumes 18 billion plastic bottles each year, and since only a quarter of these are recycled this means 38 million plastic bottles end up in landfill every single day! The solution? An eco-friendly, filtered water bottle that you can take with you on those busy days when you’re on the go. Our choice? BRITA Fill&Go.

The perfect companion for busy bodies, here’s how we make the most of ours throughout the day:

Pre-breakfast: It’s super important to drink water as soon as you wake up as our bodies have often gone 7-12 hours without any liquids at all, and you know what this means – dehydration! Before eating anything, try to drink a Fill&Go full of water (600ml) to replenish and revitalise a dehydrated body. For an extra kick of goodness, add a squeeze of lemon for a pre-breakfast metabolism booster, liver detoxifier and bowel cleanser.

Mid Morning: Once you’ve enjoyed your pre-breakfast bottle – don’t stop there! If you’ve done a morning workout or are partial to a morning coffee, then it’s extra important to get another Fill&Go in before lunchtime. At this time of morning we love sprucing ours up with fresh berries for an all-natural and super healthy take on vitamin water. Added bonus – the sweetness from the fruit wards off any cravings for those vending machine nasties.

Afternoon: Keep your Fill&Go close by and aim to drink at least one full bottle during the afternoon.

Post-dinner: After dinner, try adding some fresh mint leaves to your bottle for a freshly fragrant digestive aid. Lovely and soothing, fresh mint leaves are a great herb to have on hand to slip into your Fill&Go at any time of day, especially if good digestion is what you’re after!

Available in pink, blue, green and grey, BRITA Fill&Go is BPA free, dishwasher safe and comes with a handy removable drinking straw – making it an easy to use on a treadmill or spinning bike with just one hand. A simple and effective way to remind you to drink more water, with your BRITA Fill&Go on hand, you’ll be happily hydrated all day long. RRP £14.99.

To celebrate our collaboration with BRITA, we’ll be giving away 5 Fill&Go’s to 5 lucky Hip & Healthy readers! To enter, head over to our twitter & retweet ‘Always on the move? Retweet for your chance to win a Fill&Go #BetterwithBRITA’ to go into the draw to win! 

Hip and Healthy have partnered with BRITA for this hydration challenge as part of the #BetterwithBRITA campaign. For more info visit www.brita.co.uk.

By Zsa Zsa Vella

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