How fitness has changed in 2020 – and the trends to look forward to in 2021

On July 15, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

A report from ClassPass reveals much about the state of physical fitness during the pandemic. It shows people are exercising more but with different routines. One finding is that people are using their lunch breaks to work out. There’s also more focus on restorative fitness through practices such as yoga and Pilates. While the last […]


Latest water purification technologies – top five – Water Technology

On July 11, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Global water treatment product manufacturers are developing many interesting new water purification technologies. Nanotechnology applies materials on an atomic or molecular scale. Several companies are using the process to remove pollutants. NASA has patented an acoustic nanotube technology that has applications for municipal water plants, desalination plants, industrial facilities, and other locations. Photocatalysis is another […]


The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2021 | GearJunkie

On July 9, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

There are many different backpacking water filters on the market and they all have their pros and cons. The Sawyer Squeeze is the top rated filter on the market because of how easy it is to use and how durable it is. The Katadyn Hiker is also a great filter because it is somewhat cheap […]


Lifestyle Modifications Support Brain Health

On July 7, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

While scientists have made progress towards better understanding the human brain, there remains a lot more to learn about cognitive decline. Nonetheless, there are proven strategies for dealing with the underlying causes of dementia (and Alzheimer disease, its most common form). Research shows a link between brain health and exercise, and confirms that it’s never […]


Do Brita filters work? Effectiveness and what they filter

On July 5, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Brita filters work but it also depends on what you are actually trying to remove from your water. A water filter needs to be changed every two to six months and will typically mean 40-120 gallons of water can be consumed before changing the filter. Water filters get rid of many substances such as chlorine, […]


‘Warm’ mindfulness may be best for breaking unhealthful habits

On July 3, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Research is being done that is showing that mindfulness based interventions can improve a persons ability to change. They do this by allowing for a greater capacity of focused attention and emotion regulation. People have tried to give up smoking through this mindfulness intervention, and it’s purpose is to focus on the bodily sensation when […]


The Best Water Filter Pitchers for the Kitchen

On July 1, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

There are many different water filter pitchers that you can use for the kitchen. The Brita Everyday Pitcher is a popular choice because it is made of BPA free plastic and has a lid that fully locks. It also has Brita’s newest filter that reduces 99% of lead, chlorine and asbestos. Another great option is […]


Types of Water: 9 Different Sources and Brands, Plus Benefits & Risks

On June 27, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

There are many different types of waters and each of them come with specific pros and cons. Tap water is probably the most common type of water as everyone has it in their home and while tap water is cheap, pesticides and aluminum can be contained within the tap. Spring water is also very popular […]


The Tricky Task of Smelling and Tasting Drinking Water

On June 25, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

When people drink water that is good, it simply tastes right to them. When they water is bad, we simply know something is wrong with it. It can be hard for customers to explain to the water company what is wrong with that water, but companies are eager to improve the dialog between them and […]


The Best Water Filters for Your Home

On June 23, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

There are many different water filters that you can choose from to put into your home. A water filter pitcher is simply a pitcher of water with a carbon filter inside that removes the contaminants. The most common water filter is the one that just attaches to your faucet and purifies the water while it […]