Researchers estimate that 75% of people in the United States are chronically dehydrated. This means that the average person is not drinking as much water as his or her body needs on a daily basis. Mild dehydration affects energy levels and mood, and severe dehydration can lead to major health issues, including heightened heart rate and respiration, and even unconsciousness.
One of the best ways to prevent dehydration is to carry a water bottle with you at all times. Especially if you lead an active lifestyle and are out and about much of the day, you won’t necessarily have easy access to water everywhere you go. If you’re carrying a water bottle, though, you can drink throughout the day as your body needs hydration. Reusable water bottles are much more environmentally friendly, and overall less expensive, than purchasing disposable water bottles.
In the past, many reusable hard plastic water bottles included a chemical called Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA. However, in recent years, research has found that BPA in plastic water bottles can get into the body and interfere with the hormone system. In addition, it may be linked to cancer and heart problems. Because of this, you should not take the risk of regularly drinking from water bottles with BPA.
These days, you can find many durable BPA-free water bottles. Browse our catalog here at Lillian Vernon to find water bottles with a wide range of appealing designs. Many of the designs even allow you to personalize the bottle with a person’s name to make it easier to identify.