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Game, Set, Hydrate!

29 June 2015 (0) comments

Game, Set, Hydrate!

Around this time of year we start to notice more aspiring tennis players gracing the courts in our public parks as the whole nation gears up for what must be the most exciting grass court competition of the whole year, Wimbledon!  Whether its tennis or another sport that you enjoy, it’s important to remember how crucial hydration is. Remember in advance that taking part in any form of exercise, requires you to hydrate before, during and after your chosen exercise session in order to reap the full benefits. This article takes a closer look at why and how we can avoid dehydration and set ourselves up for a truly enjoyable UK summer of sport.

The Basics

If you are thinking about partaking in some sporting activity it is generally best to drink before, during and afterwards. For example, if you are playing tennis or going for a jog at 14:00, about two hours before, try to drink two glasses of water. Whilst you are exercising, drink another cup every 20 minutes or so if possible. This is why you will notice professional tennis players such as Andy Murray drinking between every couple of games on the court as a bare minimum. After the match has ended, have a decent drink of at least two cups of nice chilled water. The general rules are for each pint of sweat you create, drink double in water.

WTA and Recovery Nutrition

The Women’s Tennis Association know a thing or two about how to avoid dehydration. So let’s take a look at a few proven tips that the professionals themselves stick to, also known as the 4 R’s:

  • Rehydrate using electrolytes and fluids
  • Replenish with carbohydrates
  • Reinforce your immune system with the help of nutrition heavy foods
  • Regenerate your muscles with a healthy dose of protein foods 

Water and a few added extras

So when it comes to the best possible fluids to counteract and prevent dehydration, water is the undisputed king, plus it is free! But there is nothing to say that we can’t add a little flavour to make that rehydration a little more enjoyable. Try and avoid sugary drinks because not only do they play havoc with your fluid levels, but they also pack a lot of calories that kind of defeats the object of exercising in the first place. Robinson Barley Water has been a firm favourite with professional tennis players for decades. For more refreshing flavoured water combinations click here.

But the bottom line is if you want to be 100% sure about how healthy your sports drink happens to be, stick with H2O and you’ll always be on the winning team.

For more information on how much water your body needs and to stay on top of your hydration levels, please download our free Drink Alarm App

Water Coolers Direct at FM Show 2015

16 June 2015 (0) comments

Water Coolers Direct at FM Show 2015

It's time! We are here at the FM 2015 show, showcasing a selection of the most innovative hydration solutions on the market! We encourage all facilities managers and pretty much anybody who is interested in hydration to come on over for a terrific day out with plenty of exciting things to do and see.

Hydration in your Workplace

As hydration specialists, we are committed to helping everyone understand exactly how vital it is to maintain a healthy level of hydration and how it can improve your performance in the workplace. This year's show is dedicated to workplace hydration solutions and WCD are experts when it comes to providing the best products on the market, so please pop in for some excellent displays of hydration devices and so much more!

We’ve got the lot!

On Wednesday 17th June, we have rugby superstar Phil Vickery on our stand and he will be talking about the Aquatap Hottap and many more WCD products. We also have a brilliant competition that will please sports fans young and old! Why not drop by and enter for the chance of winning a signed England Rugby shirt?

More than gimmicks

Why not come over and check out our stand today at the FM 2015 show and see what else we have on offer? There are hydration solutions for home and the workplace and also for your school or college. We are at stand number T1275 and we hope to see you real soon!



Water Coolers Direct on Show at Facilities Management 2015

09 June 2015 (0) comments


Water Coolers Direct on Show at Facilities Management 2015:                                                             

Are you planning to attend what promises to be the best Facilities Management Show to date? London ExCel is hosting the FM Show 2015 and the 16th year of this prestigious event is a must for all Facilities 

What sets this year’s stand apart from our peers is a whole host of unique goodies backed up by our excellent range of hydration solutions. Please read on for a taster of what will surely be a truly excellent and worthwhile event for all involved in the Facilities Management industry.Management professionals across the UK and beyond.

The Show’s Theme:

Our theme at the show is all about hydration in the workplace and how a hydrated workforce equals a happy client!

Those of you who have already experienced our range of hot and cold hydration solutions will know exactly why we are so excited about our presence at the Facilities Management Show 2015; we are passionate about hydration and health, at work.

If you would like to see how we can help, come along to the show to check out a selection of our best selling coolers, hot taps, boilers and high capacity water fountains and show your support! Full details are at the end of this article and we do hope to see you there!

WIN! A Phil Vickery signed England shirt!

Calling all foodies and sports fans. You will be delighted to learn that we are also holding a competition to win a signed England Rugby Shirt from rugby legend, Phil Vickery MBE to celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015! 

Meet a sports legend!

Not only is Phil Vickery a Rugby Union hero and a MasterChef Winner but he has also endorsed the latest kitchen must have, the Heatrae Sadia Aquatap hot tap. Phil knows more than most about how vital it is to stay hydrated and the Aquatap allows you to gain instant boiling or chilled water at the touch of a button.

Phil will be at our stand on Wednesday June 17th with the team, so pop along for the chance to meet him!

Where to find us?

WCD will be at the Facilities Management Show from the 16th-18th June and our stand number is T1275. We look forward to seeing you there!