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7 Health Benefits Of A Successful Dry January

Posted by on January 12th 2023 in Health

Dry January. We’ve all heard about it, but few of us do it or at least stick to it. Going a whole month without alcohol might seem excessive, even if you rarely overindulge in drinking. But with the excesses of Christmas socials, parties, and get-togethers now behind us, taking part in Dry January can have plenty of health benefits while giving our bodies a well-earned break – and detox.

Dry January benefits

Whether Dry January is part of your overall new year's resolutions (however short-lived) or not, it’s certainly as good a time as any to get back on the healthy wagon....

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How To Clean A Hot Water Dispenser

Posted by on December 25th 2022 in Hot Water Dispensers

Like any appliance, your hot water dispenser will definitely thank you for a regular clean and descale from time to time. A build-up of natural mineral deposits from your mains water supply can affect the flow of your water while also affecting its heat performance. So, better to give it some TLC along the way than risk any long-term damage. So let’s look at how to clean a hot water dispenser.

Why clean a hot water dispenser?

From the first use of your hot water dispenser, some minerals will stick to the heating elements inside the dispenser over time. Even though all...

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Does Your Daily Tea And Coffee Count As Essential Water Intake?

Posted by on December 18th 2022 in Hot Water Dispensers

We all know that water is by far the best liquid to keep you hydrated and refreshed. But what about other types of drink, especially the nation’s favourite drink, tea? The UK drinks around 100 million cups of tea and around 70 million cups of coffee every day, but does tea and coffee count as essential daily water intake?

We’re all made of water

Our bodies are around 60% water anyway, so keeping hydrated with water is essential to, basically, staying alive. But our brains are made up of around 75% water as well, so it’s a pretty good idea to keep...

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How Often Should Your Water Cooler Be Serviced And Sanitised?

Posted by on December 11th 2022 in Water Coolers

Wherever you install your water cooler and however much it’s used, it will guarantee you glass after glass of refreshing, pure-filtered cool or ambient water that’s superior to standard tap water in London or the south-east. But your water cooler needs to be kept in tip-top condition with regular servicing and sanitisation to keep that level of taste and freshness. With everyone doing their best to maintain their 6-8 glasses of water a day habit, keeping a clean, safe water cooler is a priority. So how often should your water cooler be serviced?

Weekly, monthly, or six-monthly?

One of the best things...

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Does Your Hot Water Dispenser Use A Lot Of Electricity?

Posted by on December 4th 2022 in Environment

With electricity and gas prices rising to unmentionable levels, the UK’s cost of living crisis rumbles on. But even with the latest energy price cap locked, for now, at £2,500 for the average household, it still means we need to look for ways to cut our costs. But with no price cap in place for businesses, it can be even harder to cut those costs. So does having a hot water dispenser in your office help or hinder your electricity costs?

Energy price and relief schemes

The latest Energy Price Guarantee for domestic users, which came into effect on 1 October 2022,...

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5 Reasons Why Drinking Hot Water Is Good For You

Posted by on November 30th 2022 in Hot Water Dispensers

There’s no disputing that drinking water is good for your physical and mental health. Whether ice cold or ambient, it’s easily the best way to keep yourself hydrated. While the health advantages are well known, what about the benefits of drinking hot water? Does it increase our hydration or have any additional benefits? Let’s look at five reasons why drinking hot water is good for you (but make sure that, while hot, it’s cool enough for you to drink safely).

1. Relieved congestion

One of the key benefits of drinking hot water for almost everyone is its ability to relieve the grizzly...

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Spring Water Or Purified Water – Which Is Best?

Posted by on November 21st 2022 in Health

The importance of drinking water regularly throughout the day should never be underestimated. Staying hydrated improves your concentration and productivity levels at work and keeps your essential organs fighting fit and healthy. But there are many variations of bottled water available, with two including ‘spring water’ or ‘purified water’ – so which is best?

What is spring water?

Spring water comes directly from a natural, underground water source known as an aquifer, with layers of permeable rock containing high mineral content groundwater. To be classed as ‘spring water’, the water doesn’t go through the traditional mains water system of processing and chemical...

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What's The Best Water To Drink For Your Health?

Posted by on November 17th 2022 in Health

We all know that drinking enough water each day is one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies. After all, staying hydrated isn't just about quenching our thirst, it’s all about keeping a healthy mind and body too. But is all water the same? Apart from taste and hardness, which can be an issue in London and across the southeast, there are plenty of choices in the type of water we can drink. But it’s natural to wonder whether one option has more health benefits for you than another.

Healthy water options

All the UK’s national water companies carry...

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What's The Cheapest Way To Buy Your Drinking Water?

Posted by on November 14th 2022 in Water Coolers

As essential as water is to life itself, up and down the country, we’re seeing more evidence of leaks wasting millions of litres, spiralling utility costs, and drinking water that’s affected by bad taste and smell. With all this going on, it’s easy to see why plenty are turning to alternatives for their drinking water. But with costs involved too, what’s the best or cheapest way to buy it?

Why do people drink bottled water?

People have been adding bottled water to their weekly shopping lists for years, whether it’s the odd bottle or for a regular supply. According to a Guardian...

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How Much Money Should I Spend On Our Office Water Cooler?

Posted by on November 10th 2022 in Water Coolers

When installing a mains fed or bottled water cooler in your office or workplace, there are plenty of factors to consider. First and foremost, it needs to keep your staff and visitors hydrated. But you also want it to look smart, be energy-efficient, and maintenance-free – but at what cost? Let’s look at how much you should spend on your office water cooler.

How much does a water cooler cost?

If you’re new to the world of office water coolers, it’s understandable why you might think a water cooler would be a high-spend item. After all, there are water bottles, cups, and...

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