This post about improving healthy hydration habits is sponsored by Primo®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The last few weeks my family has been easing back into our back to school routine. After a very busy summer, we’re getting used to going to bed earlier and sticking to a schedule. In addition to our usual school year habits, I’ve been looking for ways to implement healthier lifestyle habits such as drinking more water. To help my family achieve this goal, I put a Primo water dispenser in our kitchen.
Having the Primo in-home dispenser right in my kitchen is super convenient and it is so easy to refill the 5-gallon water bottle right at Publix or Walmart where I do the majority of my shopping. Primo water is also commonly found at other big-box retail stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Kroger.
You can easily find a refill station near you by using the zip-code locator on the Primo website, though chances are you’ve already noticed them where you do your shopping.
The water at the Primo refill stations has gone has gone through a purification process so I don’t have to worry about whether or not it is safe for my family to drink.
Primo uses a multi-step purification process that includes reverse osmosis. This process removes or significantly reduces the presence of chlorine and chlorine by-products, bacteria and parasites, heavy metals (including lead and mercury), trace levels of pharmaceuticals and many more contaminants. The water tastes really great too.
Using the Primo refill stations is not only convenient, but also economical. Plus, I feel good knowing that my family isn’t contributing to the mountains of disposable plastic bottles that plague our landfills. I feel like I am setting a good example for my daughter by making this switch.
Why is it important to improve healthy hydration habits?
Water is an essential nutrient the brain depends on to maintain optimal function, so it is especially important for children to stay hydrated.
Did you know that over 70 percent of the human body is made up of water and the majority of the brain (about 80%) is made up of water?
It’s pretty obvious that water is an essential nutrient that our bodies need, yet so many people aren’t drinking enough water.
According to the Primo website, here are five key brain benefits you will get from drinking enough water:
- Improved concentration
- Balanced moods
- Better sleep
- Sustained memory function
- Prevention and relief of headaches
Benefits that are key to helping kids be successful in school. I can attest to the headache relief. Whenever I feel a headache coming on, I drink a full glass of water before reaching for the Ibuprofen. It really does make a difference.
Living in sunny Florida, it is especially important that we drink a lot of water. We’ve had an incredibly hot summer and I don’t think the heat is going to ease up anytime soon. My daughter has a water bottle that she fills each morning to take to school, and I keep a glass of water next to me all day while I work.
Aside from my morning coffee and the occasional glass of wine, water is pretty much all that I drink now. There is a noticeable improvement in my skin and how I feel overall. Just the simple act of drinking more water has helped me so much. Having healthy hydration habits really does matter.
We fill our water bottles to take with us on our evening walks after dinner. These walks are another healthy habit I’ve implemented and it has been great family time.
Choose the Primo dispenser that is right for your family.
There are different Primo water dispenser models available. I have the Primo hTRIO Bottom Loading Water Dispenser with Single Serve Coffee K-cup® Machine Built-In and absolutely love it. Not only does it have both hot and cold water dispensers, but also the ability to brew your favorite beverages. This mama loves a multi-purpose appliance.
The Primo dispensers allow for hot and cold water and certain dispensers provide ice-cold, cool, warm and hot water. Simply pick the dispenser that is right for your family! If you’re worried about your little one using the hot water option, there is built in temperature control. The red child lock will prevent hot water from dispensing accidentally. This is an added safety measure for when an adult is dispensing hot water. You can also turn off the hot water temperature control at the back of the unit. I LOVE this feature!
You can check out all the Primo dispenser options on their website to find the one that’s right for your family. Make sure you shop for a non-spill cap (this makes it easier to refill your water bottle at a refill station).
It comes with a single serve basket that you can fill. I love how economical the refillable single serve baskets are.
There is even storage on top for your single serve cups.
Sometimes a girl needs a treat! My daughter loves that our Primo dispenser will make a cup of hot chocolate.
Having a Primo water dispenser in the house is such an easy way to make sure my family is drinking enough water throughout the day.
Water quality matters too. I don’t want to worry about whether or not the tap water is safe. There’s no guessing if Primo water is safe and that’s one less thing for this busy mom to fret over.
Drink Big. Drink Healthy.
Have you implemented any new healthy habits this back to school season?
When shopping for your own Primo dispenser be sure to use promo code, WATERGOALS25, which provides for 25% off the dispenser, FREE fast shipping + a FREE coupon will be mailed for 5-gallon bottle of Primo water and another will be in the box when delivered. How awesome is that?!
Many thanks to Primo for sponsoring this blog post and encouraging me to start some new healthy hydration habits.