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Ambient Or Chilled Water – Is One Better Than The Other?

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By Matt Stimpson |  Published

When it comes to taste, the pure-filtered flavour of Thirsty Work’s natural spring water is second to none. But with all our water coolers, you get the choice of enjoying it even more by having a glass of ambient, room temperature or ice-cold, chilled water. But is one better than the other and are there any health benefits either way?

Chilled vs Ambient – which is best?

So is chilled water better than ambient water? Although you might prefer one over the other, it all comes down to a matter of personal taste and preference, but both do their job at keeping you hydrated. We’ve put together even more benefits to staying hydrated, but there are a couple of health benefits to both chilled and ambient water that you might not be aware of and could be worth considering whether you’re exercising, eating, or relaxing.

Chilled water for working out

We’ve all enjoyed hot, sunny days when nothing quite beats a refreshing, crisp glass of ice-cold water to cool us down. That’s because colder water actually lowers the temperature of your entire body giving you a much-needed energy boost and preventing heat exhaustion in hot weather. And it’s the reason why drinking chilled water can help keep your body temperature down before, during, and after, your workout.

Chilled water for staying alert

Do you sometimes feel yourself flagging at work in the afternoons, lacking energy and motivation? Drinking properly chilled water can help you snap out of it. To give yourself a quick and effective energy boost, drinking chilled water will help your body produce adrenaline which will instantly make you feel more alert – and more productive. A great alternative to drinking more coffee!

Ambient water for helping digestion

We’ve all had amazing meals that leave us feeling completely full afterwards. But the bigger or heavier the meal, the more effort is needed by your body to digest it afterwards (which is also why you might feel tired). Drinking ambient water gives your body the helping hand it needs to break the food down and make it easier to process and digest.

Ambient water for metabolism

Drinking room temperature water will help increase your metabolism, giving it a boost to speed it up even long after you’ve drunk it. Drinking more water throughout the day will help keep your metabolism at peak performance and may even help towards weight loss (as part of a healthy, controlled diet) while avoiding feeling thirsty too.

Chilled AND ambient water with Thirsty Work

Both chilled and ambient water have different benefits, but with one common goal – they both keep you hydrated and refreshed. But the key thing to remember is that it’s more important to drink enough water throughout the day rather than worry too much about its temperature.

Whichever you prefer – or even if you like a mix of both – a Thirsty Work bottled water cooler or mains fed water cooler will give you the best of both worlds at the pull of a tap, whenever you want, for all the water you need.

Talk to our customer service team today on 01392 877 172, or email, for everything you need to know about our water cooler range. We can even give you a free quote or start you on your no-obligation 10-day free trial to see for yourself.