If you're active, you're probably using a water bottle for each workout or for daily use. If you're like most people, choosing your water bottle is important for taste, ease of use as well as for health and recycling issues. Plastic water bottles have many people worried due to their possible unhealthy side effects such as leaching harmful chemicals into the water or beverage we drink out of them. In addition, the continued use of plastic water bottles contributes to landfill waste and the possibility of a higher carbon footprint per person depending on how they are used. As a result, reusable glass water bottles are in high demand as of late. They are made of glass which allows them to be used over and over without any harmful side effects from chemicals such as BPA, Phthalates and PVC. This extended use also lowers the carbon footprint, helping to protect the earth. Exercisers using plastic water bottles for multiple uses should consider switching to a reusable glass bottle specifically designed for the active person.
Glass water bottles are of some concern as breaking and shattering could provide a problem. However, many water bottles are incased in a silicone sleeve or fabric cover to protect the glass. Check out these three water bottles that are perfect for an active lifestyle.
1. Lifefactory 22 Oz Glass Water Bottle - Lifefactory products go through rigorous testing and score well above the industry standard for chemical content as well as durability. These bottles are free of certain known harmful chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Bottles are encased with a medical grade silicone sleeve which provides a great gripping surface and helps to prevent any breaking. A silicone water bottle top provides a handle and safe closure of the bottle. This $22.00 wide mouth bottle also allows for easy preparation of water, tea or any beverage of choice and is dishwasher safe.
2. Takeya 16 Oz Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Jacket - This 16 Oz bottle is covered in a silicone jacket. Jackets come in an array of colors including blue, orange, red, yellow and more. Twist off top with small carry-loop handle allows for easy drinking and carrying of the bottle. These $18.00 bottles are dishwasher safe, have a wide mouth and a see-through window for checking your water level. In addition, they are BPA free and free of any plastic or metallic taste.
3. Bamboo Bottle 17 Oz - The Bamboo Bottle company makes not only great water bottles, but bottles with different tops for all uses such as hot or cold beverages. Tops come in a classic, flip top and hot top options. Purchase one or all three depending on your needs. Glass bottles are encased in a bamboo outer covering to protect glass. They're not only made for healthy multi-use but stylish and environmentally friendly. The Bamboo outer casing is key as bamboo replenishes the environment and the air we breathe. Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than equivalent strands of trees. And it can sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare. (Bamboo really does help fight global warming!) In addition, the glass bottle inside are fantastic to drink from, not only because of their natural components, but because of the fresh, clean taste that is guaranteed. Bamboo Bottle glass bottles are safe to drink from at all temperatures-hot or cold. Bamboo Bottle glass does not leach harmful chemicals and is 100% recyclable. Bottles range from $20 - $40 depending on the combination of tops and/or amount of tops you purchase for your bottle.
These glasses provide a few options for those of you that are active. Protect your health and the environment today by switching to a glass bottle for the future.