Author Archive: Will Vickery
Posted by Will Vickery on September 5th 2018 in General, Health
Recently TV and radio broadcaster, Adrian Chiles, spoke about his battle and coming to terms with the amount of alcohol he was consuming. Adrian never really thought about the actual numerical volume of alcohol he was drinking until after tracking his alcohol consumption an expert revealed that he was consuming 80 – 100 units per week, which is way over the recommended 14 units per week.
Adrian’s doctor told him if he carried on drinking alcohol in such excess that his liver damage could cause cirrhosis or death.
In addition to the damage that alcohol can have on the major organs in...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 24th 2018 in General
People all over the globe choose to drink bottled water over tap water for a multitude of different reasons. The taste, the cleanliness and the accessibility of bottled water all enter the equation for peoples preference of bottled water, but we have decided to delve into some bottled water facts to see if you still think bottled water is better.Bottled Water vs Tap Water
Water is made up of a collection atoms and is known as ultra-pure water and can actually do you harm! The water that we drink is packed full of small particles, salts, sugars and additives that means...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 15th 2018 in General
Water coolers have now become a staple part of any office. They provide us all with refreshing chilled water throughout the day, and make sure we stay well hydrated and healthy whilst we are at work. But where did the water cooler begin?History of the Water Cooler 2000BC – The Beginning: Sanskrit Writings
The pursuit of clean drinking water is something that has driven man kind to the evolutionary stage that we are currently at. The first written record of a water purification system is in the Sanskrit medical writings known as the Sus’ruta Samhita which includes such methods as boiling water...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 9th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice , Water Coolers
As a local water cooler supplier, we understand the importance of why your water cooler needs to be regularly sanitised. That’s why we feel it is important for us to educate you, on why your water cooler needs to be regularly sanitised. Essentially, water coolers are simple mechanisms and according to the British Water Cooler Association they need to be sanitised every quarter, as a minimum.Why do water coolers need sanitising?
The water in our bottled water coolers is sourced from our very own spring in Cornwall. This means, the water goes through the least amount of processing possible to give...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 18th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice
The quality of tap water can vary around the country. But do you actually know what is in your tap water? The total number of contaminates in tap water across the UK is unknown. But, research has shown that we know 14 contaminants can be found in water supplies across the UK, with the most common of these chemicals being chlorine, fluoride and aluminium.
In small amounts the majority of these chemicals will cause no harm, however they can be an issue at more concentrated levels. Despite this, one of the big concerns for people is how the contaminants affect the...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 9th 2018 in Health
As temperatures begin to rise, as we enter the summer months, people begin to send off warning bells to everyone to start taking precautions for heatwaves and summer related woes. Despite the sudden panic, it is important that we all start to take care of ourselves to ensure that our health doesn’t suffer. So in this blog I thought I would share some essential tips on how to beat the heat this summer and stay healthy.Hydrate and Hydrate
This is often considered as the most important aspect when trying to remain healthy in the summer heat. Staying hydrated is crucial during...
Posted by Will Vickery on July 4th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice
A study of 447 people found that students who take water into the examination hall may improve their grades.
The study from the universities of East London and Westminster, also noted that older students were more likely to bring in water to exam halls.
The researchers observed 447 psychology students at the University of East London – 71 were in their foundation year, 225 were first years and 151 were in their second year. Just 25% of the students entered the exam hall with a bottle of water.
According to one of the lead researchers Dr Mark Gardner from the University of Westminster,...
Posted by Will Vickery on June 4th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice
Access to filtered, purified water in your home and at work is essential and holds many benefits. There are a variety of options available to people to provide filtered water including refrigerator filters and mains fed water coolers which have built in water technology, however, their level of effectiveness varies.
The risks associated to drinking water filtered by a fridge, includes exposure to microorganisms such as coliform and salmonella, which affect your health and the quality of water. The unfortunate truth is fridges are not as clean as they could be. Fridge filters commonly use carbon filters, which remove compounds that...
Posted by Will Vickery on May 15th 2018 in Hot Water Dispensers
Who would ever need an instant hot water dispenser? Well many offices, school staff rooms, training facilities, garages, breakout areas within the workplace and other public spaces.
A Thirsty Work Instant Hot Water Dispenser delivers instant double filtered boiling water for you teas and coffees. They can sit on the countertop or be wall-mounted, therefore, offering visual appeal as much as functional purpose.
Where kettles suffer from the effects of limescale, have limited capacity, and take a while to boil larger volumes of water. The hot water dispenser could be the solution to all these problems.The Benefits of an Instant Hot Water Dispenser Energy...
Posted by Will Vickery on May 8th 2018 in Health
Did you know that research has shown that mental health problems account for the majority of workplace illnesses across the UK?
Health is defined as a state of physical and mental and social wellbeing without the mere absence of disease. The physical aspect of health is something that we all know about in work, but mental health is often the part that is forgotten about in the workplace.
The importance of wellness is no longer confined to our homes, as workplaces are starting to pay closer attention to wellbeing. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that companies who introduce wellness training and...