I'm sure every woman I know has put some kind of get more healthy/fit resolution on her list this New Years.
It's just what we do.
It certainly always gives me that extra motivation to beat the winter blues by jump starting some kind of new fitness routine right at the start of the year.
So if you find yourself at the gym, you know the importance of staying hydrated. You also know better then to be filling the land-fill up with even more of those nasty disposable water bottles.
So go dig out that old Nalgene bottle and put it to good use.
And if your at the gym and your looking down into your Nalgene bottle and notice floaties? Here is the best most inexpensive (and healthiest) way I have found to get rid of them.This works for bladder systems as well.
You don't need any of those expensive tools that the name brands offer. You certainly don't need those dis-solvable tablets or even the denture tablets I have heard people use. All that stuff has chemicals in it. And you most certainly better not be using bleach in your bottle, do you know what is in that stuff? It is toxic. You should never use bleach near or around your living environment. I only use bleach when The Sportsman uses my white towels to clean up his oil changing mess. Tsk.
I have about eight Nalgene bottles and I have had them all for over five years. They withstand the daily abuse of The Sportsman dragging them to work and back and the many drops and abuses a toddler can inflict. So they are worth the money and the time to take care of them.
I use 3% hydrogen peroxide every other week. You can find jugs of this stuff at the dollar store. I pour about 2 Tablespoons into the bottle with a cup of water and shake it around. Then I let it set on the counter until I get around to washing dishes (half hour or so) and dump the solution out then wash and rinse with dish-soap. If you have a screw-on lid, you will want to put a teaspoon of the peroxide in the lid with some water and let that set for a little while as well so all the bacteria clears out of the grooves. If you see white foam, you know it is working.
If you have used Nalgene bottles in the past, you know they are almost impossible to completely dry and store without getting that moldy smell. So I fill mine with a cup of water and store them on their side in the freezer. This prevents bacteria growth or at least slows it. Plus you always have a nice cold bottle ready to go for your workouts. Just fill it the rest of the way up with fresh drinking water and your ready to go. Added bonus: it frees up a whole shelf in my cabinet.
As soon as I am done using my bottle I repeat the whole freezer process.