Are You Drinking Enough?

clean waterWater not only helps when you’re feeling thirsty, but it can also improve concentration, alleviate headaches, aid weight loss, help improve skin and help regulate your body’s temperature. These are just some of the benefits of water, but most of us just aren’t drinking enough. The recommended daily allowance is 6-8 cups of water a day. But this depends on your weight, the amount of physical activity you do, and the climate that you live in.

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Here are a few tips to help get you drinking more:

At Home:

  • Start the day off with a glass of warm water and a dash of lemon – great for the digestive system (and to wake you up)
  • Have a glass of water before, during or after every meal, it will help cut down your portion sizes too
  • Keep a jug of cold water in the fridge instead of bottles of fizzy drinks or juices with high sugar content
  • If you get bored of water try adding a little sugar free cordial to change the flavour
  • Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, which means you tend to eat more, if you’re feeling peckish, have a glass of water first, if after a while you are still wanting to snack, try fruit or veg, they’re usually high in water content

At Work:

  • When you’re finding it hard to focus, this probably means you’re dehydrated. Drinking 6-8 glasses a day, you will see a difference in your productivity levels
  • Try balancing every caffeinated drink you have with a glass of water
  • Keep a bottle or Glass of water at your desk. As soon as it’s empty, refill it

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At the Gym:

  • Water before a work out will keep the heart rate and body temperature down
  • Water can often help reduce snacking or over eating by suppressing your appetite and can regulate your metabolism too. Before giving in to a chocolate bar, have a glass of water instead

Other Handy Tips:

  • Lay your hand flat on a surface and gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand. It should ‘snap back’ if it doesn’t, then this is an indicator that you could be dehydrated.
  • Always keep a bottle or glass of water near you, you’ll find yourself sipping away without even realising
  • There are now water alarms that can be downloaded for free on most smartphones. Just a quick reminder to drink up and a nice way to keep a record of how much you have drank.

But it’s not just how much water you drink, it’s also the quality of water that you drink. Tap water, or even some bottled water, is contaminated with up to 2100 known toxins. The PiMag Waterfall has been awarded a gold seal of approval from the Water Quality Association for its removal of various water contaminants, including Chlorine. Not only does the PiMag Waterfall filter your water but the mineral stones are able to adjust the pH of the water, making it more alkaline.

02H70506Why alkaline water you may ask? Alkaline water is formed on its way down streams and waterfall. It picks up various minerals, keeping the water active and reducing ‘clumping’. (They say people from regions around mountainous areas tend to live healthier and longer lives because the quality of water is so good.) But by using magnetic energy, the PiMag Waterfall recreates this natural process by encouraging the natural spiralling of water which also reduces this clumping, therefore removing excess acidity.

Our bodies tend to be over acidic, usually because we don’t drink enough water, we have busy lifestyles and may have a typical modern diet of fast foods and ready-made meals. Excess acidity leads to a number of problem, including headaches, heartburn and poor indigestion. But by drinking alkaline water, the acidity is reduced and balance can be restored. Known to increase energy levels and reduce the signs of ageing, even giving your body’s defence system a boost against disease.

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So why pick OUR PiMag Waterfall?

Because without having to climb mountains to collect your water, or without having to chemically treat your water to remove contaminants, you simply fill up this compact Waterfall, and let the filter and mineral stones do their job. Not only does it leave your water tasting and smelling like water should, fresh and clean, but leaves it free of chlorine and other harmful toxins your body really doesn’t want. Not only this but making the pH just right for your body and for a limited time only you can take advantage of our 20% off offer.

For more information, please see Facebook for more details, or alternatively visit http://www.nikken.eu.

The NEW PiMag® Waterfall: More than just another water filter

As you may already know, the PiMag® Waterfall is now available for ordering and is live on our website!

We’re now into April and the Product Launch events are complete! We’ve had great feedback about the events and we’d like to thank everyone who helped make each and every one of them so successful!

The PiMag® Waterfall has been on tour for the last month and has been seen at many product launches across Europe including Frankfurt – Germany, Tampere – Finland and Birmingham – UK;

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The full March Launch Events 2012 photo album can be found on our Facebook page and we’ll be adding more as soon as we receive them. 

What’s different about the PiMag® Waterfall?

  • An eye-catching household product with a unique streamline design
  • Silent gravity, unique active-filtration system creates water with a higher pH level than any conventional tap or bottled spring water
  • It has specially sourced mineral stones!
  • Multi-stage filtration system through a recyclable filter

The PiMag® takes inspiration from the fresh streams of Japan, where the benefits of mineral rich, alkaline spring water have been known about for centuries.

Did you know?

The Waterfall has received the coveted Gold Seal of Approval from the Water Quality Association in the United States of America? Yes, that’s right. This accreditation is only given to water treatment systems that meet rigorous standards for performance, capacity and integrity in removing a variety of drinking water contaminants.

 

Where can I find out more about this product?

For more information about the technology used in the PiMag® Waterfall, please go to MyNikken where you’ll find a variety of useful downloads.

Alternatively, visit our website where you will find the product description, video and a downloadable fact sheet.

The PiMag® Waterfall setup demonstration video has also been uploaded on our YouTube channel where you can subscribe and add to your favourites.

**Please note that the video is only currently available in English and French but we are currently working on translations and subtitles for other language variations; we’ll post this on YouTube and Facebook as soon as it becomes available!

Your thoughts…

If you’ve been to one of the March Launch Events 2012, and sampled the Pi water from the new PiMag® Waterfall, let us know what you think…

 (We think it looks great, and it really does need to be seen & used to be fully appreciated!)

 Nikken Digital Team! 🙂

World Water Day 2012

 At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly designated that World Water Day (WWD) would be held annually on 22 March “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.” Each year, World Water Day focuses on a targeted area of freshwater. For example in 2011, WWD focused on the impact that rapid growth in our cities is having on our clean water supplies. The key message of World Water Day is that clean water for life is an essential!

At Nikken we know the importance of paying close attention to the quality of your water. You bathe in it, cook with it, and drink it. It only makes sense that the key to good health starts with clean, pure water!  When water is so important to our health, it makes sense to look after our body, both inside and out, with the best water possible! This is why we have developed a whole range of products devoted to this very purpose. Our innovative PiMag® technology uses a special blend of materials and natural minerals to produce the healthiest water possible by removing the impurities that tend to pollute water as it makes its way into your home and adding essential minerals to meet your body’s daily needs.

For further information on Nikken’s PiMag® Water Technology and the products we offer please visit our website.

To find out more about World Water Day please visit their official website at www.unwater.org/worldwaterday!

What do you think of the NEW PiMag® Sport Bottle?

Nikken launched the new PiMag® Sport Bottle on 23 January and already we have received a tremendous response from people, some via our Facebook page such as:

“Brilliant! I went abroad a couple of weeks ago. After the security checks I wanted to drink water. A small bottle, around half the size of the Pimag water, costs £2(!!) and its water which has been sitting in the bottle for who knows how long and in that plastic bottle which is not great. I went to the bathroom, filled the bottle with water and got the best water there is. Very special quality water at a fraction of the price and it’s always with me” — Dalia Hartman Bergsagel, United Kingdom

 “It is fantastic! For me it is the best product!” — Vuca Alin, Romania

“Very good thing! Everybody knows that they must drink water these days BUT now they have to learn to drink the best water PiMag water and this is a easy way to get it!” — Gretel Nord, Sweden

To date we have sold over 3,000 PiMag® Sport Bottles; that is an impressive figure in only 3 weeks! So what makes Nikken’s PiMag® Sport Bottle different from all the other sport bottles out there? Gretel Nord hit it on the head; this sport bottle is the only one out there benefiting from Nikken’s PiMag Water Technology!

Already your feedback suggests that this product is going to be a very important part of your business building opportunity and will be a focus for many of you moving forward in the next few months. “[I] have noticed that when using the bottle out and about, it creates a lot of interest from people who want to know what it does,” says Matthew Smart, Product Developer. With all the buzz around this new product, what a great way to start a conversation with someone who has shown an interest!

So make sure you carry your Sport Bottle with you, and let us know how many people you start conversations with!

For more information about the technology used in the PiMag® Sport Bottle, please click here.

For a fact sheet, press release and online brochure, please click here.

Our Nikken Favourites

After asking our Consultants, customers, followers and fans what their favourite Nikken product is and why, we thought we would share what the Digital Team’s favourites are with our blog readers.

Donna – Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Donna’s Sleep System!

 

My Favourite Nikken product or products, is the entire Sleep System!  From the moment I first slept on a Nikken mattress back in 1999 – I have never been without it since.

I joined Nikken in 1999 and had never heard of the products or the Network Marketing opportunity and I had always had a few issues with my back, from falling out of trees and off climbing frames as a child, and then a car accident which jarred my back; all of these incidents caused me great pain over the years. At night when relaxing the muscles and trying to get to sleep, the pain was at its worst.

One of the first things I questioned when I joined Nikken was how well I slept and how my energy levels were.  After hearing about the products a very quick decision was made to purchase a Nikken mattress, and as I say, I have not been without it since 1999!

I’ve now upgraded to the new Nikken KenkoComfort® mattress and added the KenkoDream® Quilt and Naturest® Pillows for an all-round cosy and energising sleep.  I really love my Sleep System and the guest bed in my house is topped with a Nikken mattress also.

…even the pet dogs; Tia & Treacle the Boxers have Nikken KenkoDream® quilts!

Nadia – Digital Marketing & Events Supervisor

To pick one favourite Nikken product is a challenge in itself, and my family and friends would probably each have their own opinions and reasons for their top pick; however for me the Air Wellness™ Power5 Pro™ is a lifelong preferred product!

I suffer from many allergies, which are heightened in the summer months by pollen and grass and in the winter months by the dust in the air. The Air Wellness™ Power5 Pro™ helps me breathe easily, and makes the air around me feel fresh and clean so my airways are clear.

I sleep better when I know the air filter is doing its job in my bedroom, and with all the products endorsements who can argue with its effectiveness.

I would strongly recommend the Air Wellness™ Power5 Pro™ to any allergy sufferers like me, or anyone who simply wants to breathe forest fresh air!

Yasira – Digital Marketing & Events Coordinator


As winter is just around the corner, the KenkoDream® Quilt shoots straight to the top of my list as my number one Nikken product.  Nothing keeps me warm and snug during those frosty months quite like this product!

Being from the Canary Islands, the icy temperatures hit me hard and I love nothing more than wrapping up in my KenkoDream® Quilt while watching TV, or simply chilling out on the sofa.  It is amazing how quickly this product warms me up when I pull it on.

Jodie – Digital Marketing & Events Administrator

 Although there is so much choice, I would have to say my favourite Nikken product is the PiMag® Water System. We’ve got one here in our office to make sure we’re hydrated throughout the day.

I’ve never been keen on tap water and have always bought bottled water, but I think you can really tell the difference between this and the water system.

You can’t beat an ice cold glass of PiMag® water on a very sunny, but unusually hot day in the UK in October!

Coming a very close 2nd are the KenkoInsoles® which give me an all-day foot massage when walking around Nikken Europe HQ!

Eventually I’m going to kit my house out with Nikken products to create a healthier home environment :-).

What’s your Nikken favourite and why?

Share your reviews and photos with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NikkenEU or tweet them to us@NikkenEurope!