Heatwave hydration hacks
This week’s blog is all about staying happy and hydrated in the sun, which is forecast for most of us this bank holiday weekend across the UK!
The human body is made up of around 75% water and if this level is not maintained the body cannot function effectively. In hot conditions extra pressure is placed on our bodies and so increasing our water intake is vital for healthy hydration.
In the heat we can quickly become dehydrated. The body tries to cool itself by sweating and this leads to valuable water loss. Dehydration occurs if this water is not replaced and typical symptons include headaches, tiredness and dizziness. More useful heatwave hydration advice can be found here.
Top tips on staying hydrated
- Avoid drinking (too much!) alcohol and other high sugar beverages
- Contrary to belief try drinking hot drinks, they cool you down
- Drink the recommended daily intake of water – at a minimum.
- Invest in a water cooler or multi-function KettleTap that gives you not only instant boiling but also chilled and filtered too; water as you need and use on demand.
Drink more water
Best advice states that we need around 8 glasses a day for optimum performance and wellbeing and probably more in hot weather. There are many benefits that drinking enough water brings, from increasing energy, concentration and relieving tiredness, to flushing out toxins and good digestion. Providing chilled and filtered water on tap is so important for our health.
Reduce single-use plastic
If your kitchen facilities are suitable, a plumbed in hydration water cooler or dispenses is great for folk to refill reusable bottles and save buying pointless single-use bottled water and high sugar fizzy pop. Choose from a counter top or floorstanding dispenser and install self-fill drinking water stations to cut pollution, and reduce waste and landfill.
Water coolers are great in offices and corporate environments. Fountains and dispensers are perfect for high footfall public areas serving chilled and filtered water that is pristine.
Instant hot water KettleTaps
It’s not just cold water that can help quench your thirst! If your office or workplace invests in an instant hot water KettleTap, you can get boiling water instantly at the touch of the button. Instant hot taps will help speed up the tea round and improve overall productivity and wellbeing in the workplace.
Planet before plastic
The other bad thing to come from fizzy, sugary drinks is the global plastic pollution issue that our planet faces. These drinks come in single-use plastic bottles where a staggering 57% are not recycled and end up in landfill, the ocean and in the stomachs of our sea life.
Use a reusable keep cup of stylish metal bottle to keep your drinks hot on the go. Saves buying take-away drinks and removes disposable cups that end up in landfill; a great way to remove single-use plastic pollution.
Treat your family or team with a branded bottle to reuse and refill; increasing company awareness as well as treating your team. The popular colourful metal flasks, such as Chilly’s and SHO, keep beverages hot for 12 hours and cold 24!
Whatever your plans, keep on drinking! Water that is! Grab your self a resuable bottle for life, ideal at work, home and on the go this hot bank holiday weekend.