Choosing the right bottle for your water or energy drink.

SOME INFO ON BOTTLE CHOICE

Getting the right kit first time can save you money and make your training experience much more enjoyable. This article is to help you choose the right water bottle for you, whether you are goning running, doing Pilates or joining a Boot Camp.

Plastic

Typical exercise bottles are made out of thermoplastic polymers that usually goes by the name polycarbonate. However, it’s not just water bottles that are made out of polycarbonate; CD’s, iPods, sunglasses, computer shells, and almost everything made from plastic is also made of the material. Thankfully though, we don’t normally chew on CD’s or computers because polycarbonates have been proven to leach BPA, a synthetic hormone that can mimic estrogen and cause prostate cancer.

Aluminium

A much better option than either of the above two would be an aluminum reusable water bottle. They are available in all sorts of sizes, colors, and designs. They even have special-sized models for kids, too.

Stainless Steel

They are made entirely out of stainless steel, which does not leach, is difficult to break or crack, and does not easily stain or interact with whatever product you are consuming. The water always tastes good out of it and it keeps it reasonably cold for a little while when I go hiking or out in the sun. They don’t recommend using them for hot beverages, which is understandable – that’s what a thermos is for.

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