National Wear Red Day: Have A Heart

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. To raise awareness for this concern, the American Heart Association along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day. Every year on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men wear red to symbolize their commitance to fight this deadly disease.

One proven way to reduce the risk of heart disease is to drink more water. A six-year study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drank more than five glasses of water a day were less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank less than two glasses per day. The study conclusively proved that water plays a vital part in your heart health.

At FiltersFast.com, we take heart health seriously. With so much at stake, it is important to have access to clean water at all times. The following items will ensure that clean water is always within reach.

The Clear2GO Filtered Vanity Bottle provides you with heart healthy water by reducing 99.9% of waterborne contaminants and easily opens at the touch of a button. This filtered vanity bottle also includes a travel loop for on-the-go convenience, making it great to carry along during physical activities such as hiking and jogging.

The Katadyn Red Splash MyBottle is reliable, easy to operate and reduces unpleasant odors. Specially built for the outdoors, this water bottle gives you the benefit of having filtered water wherever you are. The Katadyn MyBottle meets the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for the removal of bacteria and other waterborne contaminants.

The Brita Grand Water Pitcher has a capacity to carry up to 10 cups of water. By reducing copper, chlorine and odor, you will have better tasting water in the comfort of your home. This Brita pitcher features a soft-grip handle for comfort and an electronic filter indicator for added convenience.

Water, in addition to regular physical activity, plays an important role in heart health. Be sure to be active whenever possible to reduce risks of heart disease in your own life. As part of our social responsibility, FiltersFast.com employees have chosen to wear red to symbolize our commitment to fight heart disease. We stand by anyone who has fought this battle and encourage everyone to take the steps necessary to reduce the risk of heart disease in your own life.

IMAGE CREDIT: goredforwomen.org

Lose Weight by Drinking More Water

lose weight by drinking water

Like many, you probably have a New Year’s Resolution that involves losing weight. No matter how much weight you are looking to lose over the coming year, there is a simple and effective way to lose those unwanted pounds: drinking more water. Studies show that dieters who drank at least 2 cups of water before a meal lost 5 pounds more than a group of dieters who did not increase their water intake.

What should you take away from this study? Drinking water can help you achieve your New Year’s Resolution for 2013. Along with eating healthier, drinking healthier is effective in losing unwanted pounds and getting more fit. Increasing your water intake is not hard with a portable water bottle. These reusable water bottles are safer for the environment than plastic bottled water, which lacks regulations and pollutes our nations landfills and waterways. By using reusable water bottles, you are losing weight and helping to protect the environment.

 

 

 

 

Made from BPA free stainless steel, the        Stay hydrated and motivated with Kor. These
Klean Kanteen is a great alternative to           versatile water bottles contain Kor Stones,
bottled water. Available in capacities             which are positive messages designed to
of 12 oz. and higher.                                    encourage and inspire during workouts.

 

 

 

The Filtrete 4-Bottle Water Station allows        Purify tap water wherever needed with Brita.
you to filter and bottle your own water.            Holding 24 ounces, this bottle purifier is
Start and Maintain Weight Loss with              great for workouts. The filter inside this
this water station for 2013 and beyond.           bottle is certified to reduce contaminants.

Increasing your daily water intake can get you closer to meeting your fitness goals for 2013. Drinking more water can be the beginning of achieving a more healthy and fit lifestyle.

Best Cold Relief Remedies: Humidifiers

Humidifiers-cool-warm-mistThere is no cure for the common cold, so its prevention should be a priority, especially with our children. The FDA recommends that parents avoid using over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to treat children younger than 6 years old. The reason for this is the potential side effects that these medications can have on children, such as convulsions and a rapid heart rate. So what is a parent to do when you fear your child is developing a cold? What are you to do if you fear you are coming down with a cold as well?  Fortunately, there are cold remedies that can provide relief without the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. One remedy is the use of a humidifier that is proven to provide relief from a stuffy nose, congestion, colds and more.

The use of humidifiers is especially important for children, as seen in this working moms review video, where you will get useful  information on the top humidifiers for your child, from a mom’s point of view. See below for more humidifiers that provide an effective alternative to over-the-counter cough medicines.

Crane-Digital-HumidifierThe Crane Digital Germ Defense Humidifier protects you from cold symptoms, sinus irritation and nasal congestion. Perfect for the upcoming winter months, this humidifier works with rooms up to 500 square feet and provides 2.5 gallons of moisture output per day. To keep your humidifier operating at peak performance, don’t forget your replacement humidifier cleaner. The Crane Humidifier Cleaner and Descaler removes calcium, lime, scale and other mineral deposits that can lead to reduced functionality. It should be used every 6 months to ensure your air treatment unit remains in good working condition.

PureGuardian-Ultrasonic-HumidifierHumidifier Review rates The PureGuardian 72 hour Ultrasonic Humidifier as an efficient, low maintenance humidifier for your family. We agree with this assessment as the humidifier will alert you when the water is low, making it convenient and effective for your family. It comes equipped with a built-in night light which can be used in children’s rooms and a control option for warm or cool mist.

Austin-Air-Allergy-MachineLike most parents, you want the best for your child when he/she gets sick. As a parent or soon-to-be parent,  the Austin Air Baby’s Breath Allergy Machine is ideal for relief from colds, allergies, asthma and other ailments associated with poor indoor air quality. This is a top-of-the-line machine that cleans your indoor air up to 700 square feet in 35 minutes, leaving the air clean and your child resting comfortably at night.

Check out our complete line of humidifiers, air purifiers and allergy machines at affordable prices that will be delivered straight to your door. With the cold and flu season approaching, look toward optional but effective methods for cold prevention. Humidifiers, depending on the style you need, are reliable alternatives for relief from cold symptoms.