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Can Dry January Help You To Lose Weight?

Posted by on February 4th 2022 in Health

Christmas has always been a time for excess, mainly in the food department. So it’s not unusual to see January become the traditional starting point of the annual diet. But for others, it’s a time to kickstart Dry January and reduce, or cut out altogether, alcohol intake for a month. But as well as cutting out alcohol, can Dry January help you to lose weight as well?

Dry January detox and diet

As many of us celebrate the festive period, it’s ridiculously easy to gain a few extra pounds along the way. As we navigate our way through work parties, meet-ups and...

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Where's The Best Place To Put My Water Cooler?

Posted by on January 26th 2022 in Water Coolers

By installing a water cooler in your workplace or your home, you’ll have instant access to pure-filtered, ambient or cool water whenever it’s needed. And apart from offering you positive health benefits, great-tasting water, and cost-effective value for money, every water cooler can be positioned just about anywhere you need it – so where’s the best place for it to be?

Water coolers in the workplace

However much you drink, water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated and healthy every day, giving you plenty of benefits in the process. And a water cooler (or more than one) can be...

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Is Dry January Actually Healthy For You?

Posted by on January 18th 2022 in Health

The start of a new year always brings resolutions for many of us. It’s a natural time to discard some of our bad habits and usher in new ways of living our daily lives. For many, Dry January is a perfect place to start: abstaining from the alcoholic overindulgences of the festive season and giving your body a well-earned detox. But is Dry January actually healthy for you?

A dry and healthy January

For many of us, a relaxing glass of wine or a couple of beers is a great way to unwind after work. But when December rolls around, it can...

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Every Office Kitchen Refit Needs These 6 Essentials

Posted by on January 11th 2022 in Environment

Every office kitchen should be the heart of a business. Well used every day, it should provide everything to keep teams fed and watered through the working day or night. But, just like at home, a kitchen should be more than ‘just’ a kitchen. It should be a social space to enjoy. If you're planning an office kitchen refit for your business, here are 6 essential items you shouldn't be without.

Office kitchen refit essentials

London businesses were hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were forced to see their teams working from home, while others had to leave their premises permanently....

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Where's The Best Place To Put My Hot Water Dispenser?

Posted by on January 4th 2022 in Hot Water Dispensers

With the installation of a hot water dispenser in your office, workplace, or even your home, you can look forward to instant, near-boiling water at the pull of a tap or press of a button. But with all the cost-effective and practical benefits that a hot water dispenser can give you, one question that springs to mind for many people is, where’s the best place for it to go? And the answer might surprise you.

Efficient hot water all day, every day

Saving you time, money, and energy, every hot water dispenser is built for convenience, whether it’s for you at home,...

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How Long Should An Instant Hot Water Dispenser Last In Your Office Kitchen?

Posted by on December 27th 2021 in Hot Water Dispensers

When you get on board with the idea of having a hot water dispenser in your office kitchen for your team, you know you’re onto a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and time-saving winner. But you also know it will come in for a lot of use every day. But with more use comes more wear and tear, surely? So, just how long should an instant hot water dispenser last in your office kitchen?

Quality made to last

If your staff are using a standard kettle to make their daily brews, you might have already noticed the extended time it takes to make those all-important...

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How Can I tell How Hard Or Soft My Tap Water Is?

Posted by on December 20th 2021 in Environment

We’re often told about water hardness and how it can differ depending on where we live. But how can you tell whether you live in a hard water area or a soft water area? And once you know, how does it taste and how good or bad is it for you?

Surface water or groundwater?

Water’s ‘hardness’ is graded by the number of mineral deposits found in it on a grade of ‘parts per million’ (ppm). And thanks to the UK’s geological foundations, this can change from region to region. But tap water originates from either surface water or groundwater and is...

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5 Tips To Help You Avoid Dehydration When Drinking Alcohol

Posted by on December 17th 2021 in Health

Whatever the season or reason to celebrate or commiserate, there’s always an excuse to crack open the bubbly or get a few rounds of drinks in. But we’re all aware of the consequences when we have too much to drink, so it definitely pays to stay hydrated when drinking alcohol. But how do you do it to avoid a hangover or any ill effects?

How does drinking alcohol dehydrate you?

One of the main causes of a hangover is dehydration, and drinking alcohol dehydrates you faster thanks to its diuretic effects. When your body senses that you’re getting dehydrated in general, it...

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Does Climate Change Directly Impact Water Quality?

Posted by on December 13th 2021 in Environment , Water Coolers

We are in the middle of a climate emergency. Just recently, the COP26 Summit took place in Glasgow, bringing global leaders together to take much-needed action in tackling the immediate effects of climate change. What the outcomes will be remain to be seen, but with dryer, hotter summers together with wetter, windier winters, the extreme effects of a changing planet are already here to see. So does climate change directly impact water quality – and if so, how?

Water quality and climate change

Many talks and discussions on all areas of climate change are ongoing, but the link between water quality and...

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Is Drinking Hot Water A Good Source Of Hydration?

Posted by on December 8th 2021 in Hot Water Dispensers

Hands down, water is the best way to keep yourself hydrated. Whether it’s ice-cold or ambient room temperature, it’s great for both mind and body. Its health benefits are undeniable and we always encourage you to drink more, but is drinking hot water a good source of hydration as well? After all, we drink hot tea or coffee, so can hot water increase hydration or give us any unexpected, extra benefits?

Hot water hydration and health benefits

Before we get started, we should clarify that when we say ‘hot water’, it should be hot enough to drink comfortably without scolding you. Drinking...

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