Rehydration the Economic Way

As an athlete, it is important to rehydrate during play. But as an athlete who is not pro status such as myself, it is equally important to watch the wallet when purchasing your drink of choice. If you’re not into tap water and looking for a better alternative, Bobble may be the choice for you.

Rehydration is important for many different reasons, but 3 key ones relating to sports are as follows:

  • Stay cool – sweat keeps you cool. Without proper liquids means no sweat, and no sweat means possible heat exhaustion.
  • Nutrient Moving – your body needs nutrients and those nutrients need a form of transportation. Liquid makes sure they get to where they are needed.
  • Avoid Dehydration – the effects of dehydration can be painful leading to even more severe conditions. Headaches, dizzy, lightheaded, all symptoms not enjoyable to deal with.

For some, nothing quenches the thirst quite like a sports drink. It offers electrolytes, good flavors, but at $1.00+ depending on how much you consume, it gets pricey. Some people actually experience cotton mouth depending on the drink, which when playing, is no fun at all.

Another alternative is of course bottled water. It’s great for you, no calories, and much cheaper than sports drinks. Still though, roughly $7.00 a case of 24, you’re still looking at $.29 per bottle. Throw in all that plastic which most players throw in the trash instead of recycling, you may wish to look elsewhere.

Knocking off the two primary drinking alternatives, I turn now to my recommendation for the cost and nature conscious athlete; the Bobble water bottle.

Bobble is, according to their website, “a revolutionary filtered water bottle, that takes care of the planet, keeps your body hydrated, your wallet fat and your taste buds satisfied – all while looking good doing it.” OK, throw out the sales gimmicky stuff of looking good and all, but what you get is an affordable water filtration method in a convenient water bottle form.

Bobble is simple. You fill your bottle up with water from the tap and as you drink, the water goes through the filtration systems removing any contaminants. The filters work for up to 40 gallons of water, all for the price of $8.95 for a 13 oz bottle to $12.95 for a big enough 34 oz. Filters alone cost for $6.95.

Now there is no doubt that water from the tap is the cheapest way to go, or maybe bum a few bucks from your friends to purchase a sports drink. But if you are looking for something different, something cost effective, than Bobble is right for you.


  1. It is an inexpensive alternative to purchasing sports drinks or bottled water and worth the little cost. Your friends may enjoy your less mooching as well.

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