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World Health Day 2015

08 April 2015 (0) comments

April the 7th is known as World Health Day and each year we celebrate this special occasion with the help of the World Health Organisation’s sponsorship. Ever since 1950, people around the world have organised and enjoyed events that are dedicated to this cause,

About World Health Day

Each year, a special theme is chosen by the World Health Organisation and this is expanded on by various campaigns throughout the world. Last year was all about vector borne disease spread by the likes of mosquitoes, ticks and various bugs. Each year, millions of lives are at risks and by spreading awareness and preventative measures, it is hoped that World Health Day can drastically reduce these numbers. World Health Day 2015 hopes to deal with the ever growing concerns raised around food safety. Over 200 known diseases are related to poor food hygiene and more than 2 million deaths are the result of these terrible statistics. Food hygiene awareness is the responsibility of consumers, vendors, distributors and farmers.

Improve your own health now!

Even if you feel that your own food safety and hygiene are under control, there are many other ways to ensure that your health is looked after. Hydration is one of the most vital practices that, when followed can have a positive effect on your immune system and general wellbeing. There are many ways to ensure that we top up throughout the day and World Health Day is a great event and opportunity to remind ourselves of this important fact. By installing instant boiling water taps and water coolers in our homes and workplaces and schools, we can not only remind ourselves to stay ahead of the hydration game but also remove obstacles along the way.

Staying hydrated and avoiding the dreaded dehydration issues should be paramount in everyone’s list of wellbeing practices. Sadly this is not the case and it is a real shame because all that is required is to drink the recommended amount of fluids on a daily basis. Men should be looking to stay hydrated by drinking 3 litres of water daily and women should aim for 2.2 litres.

For more information on World Health Day click here. 





How to Stay Hydrated This Easter!

01 April 2015 (0) comments

Most of us will be eating plenty of delicious chocolate over the Easter period, but be wary that too much chocolate can make you dehydrated!

Take a look at our infographic below for a few more details...


Stay Hydrated This Easter!

31 March 2015 (0) comments

Whether you are young or old, Easter is the time of year when many of us throw caution to the wind and get stuck into far too many delicious chocolate eggs. After all, it is tradition and that word can cover a multitude of sins!

Impossible to say no?

Easter is a lovely time to get together with family and friends and who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate every now and then? The shops certainly make it hard to say no to the myriad of gorgeous looking Easter eggs and bunnies that have been displayed at least a month before the main event. But remember to stay nice and hydrated throughout the 4 day break and do try to restrict your chocolate intake a little if at all possible. For those with young children, abstaining from Easter eggs can be particularly difficult because joining in is all part of the fun.

After the event

So if Easter has come and gone and you are feeling the effects of tucking into too many eggs or bunnies, it is a great idea to change your diet if only for a few days. Try to avoid sugary food and stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. With regards to your water intake over the week or so after Easter, here is a pretty good guide that has been tested thoroughly:

  • Try to drink half a litre for every 23 kilograms of body weight
  • If this seems a little excessive, try to start slowly and always keep a bottle with you throughout the day
  • Take a few long walks in order to charge your lungs with fresh air but remember to take a few gulps of water when you start to warm up.
  • Why not download our drink alarm app and get reminded when you need to drink a glass of fresh filtered water.

Forget about guilt

Okay, you’ve had a nice break and even if you may have overindulged, we are only human and getting back on track as far as sugar intake and hydration is concerned is not such a big deal. Just ensure that if you have kids, they follow these simple tips and pretty soon all that will remain from Easter will be some happy memories and a little tin foil!

Interview With Fitness Expert and Crossfit Coach, Rosie Walker

20 March 2015 (0) comments

Fitness expert and Crossfit coach, Rosie Walker, talks to WaterCoolersDirect.com on how water can improve your fitness and how to keep on top of your body’s hydration

How important do you think it is for people to ensure they stay hydrated whilst working out?

Keeping hydrated is vital when working out. If you are not drinking enough water, your nutrition plan and fitness program will, without question, be much less effective in transforming your body than if you were drinking enough.

In the diet, water is a very important component and can have great benefits to your body:

  1. 1.      Fat Metabolism

Water is not only a natural appetite suppressant, but it actually helps the body metabolise stored fat. When the body does not have a good supply of water to draw from to perform required physiological tasks, it will draw water from inside the bodies cells, including fat cells, in order to perform the desired tasks. Any fat stores in the body that are drawn on for water, are less likely to be mobilised and burned off as energy, resulting in increased fat stores over time if you were to remain in a constantly dehydrated state. Water is the key to ridding the body of fat through increased metabolic function.

  1. 2.      Muscle Tone

Water maintains proper muscle tone by giving muscles their ability to contract. Water delivers oxygen to the muscles and helps the body perform more efficiently.

  1. 3.      Healthy Skin

Water, along with the essential fats and minerals, prevents sagging skin and returns health and resiliency. Age and genetics will happen of course, but I am a firm believer you can combat these two, delaying the onset with a healthy lifestyle.

  1. 4.      Provides Energy

Water is an instant energy pick-me-up. Dehydration leads to fatigue because it impacts the flow of oxygen to the brain and causes your heart to work harder to pump oxygen to all of your bodily organs.

 

What are your top tips for staying hydrated while exercising?

-        Treat yourself to a nice water bottle to encourage you not to lose it

-        Keep your water bottle by your side at all times

-        Add a slice of lemon and some mint to add some flavor if you prefer

-        Put reminders on your phone when to drink – like the watercoolersdirect.com drink alarm app!

-        Keep your water bottle topped up ready at all times!

 

For anyone looking to set up their own gym or fitness event, how important would you say it is that they invest in a gym water cooler or water dispenser for their clients/participants?

We would highly recommend any gym or fitness event to invest in a water cooler for their clients and participants. Personally we cannot imagine being without one as it gets used so regularly within our facility.


What are your thoughts on corporate gym memberships? Do you believe that frequent exercise can help improve overall wellbeing in the workplace and in your personal life?

In today’s economic market every company needs to capitalise on the productivity of their staff. If you have employees that are unhealthy and unhappy, motivating your employees can seem like a daunting task and it is costing your company valuable time, money, and resources. Employees that are healthy and happy become increasingly more valuable with decreased absenteeism, higher productivity, and good morale.

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