Posted by Matt Stimpson on December 9th 2020 in Health
For the majority of 2020, we’ve seen a massive increase in the number of staff wearing PPE during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The most apparent increase is clearly in the NHS and healthcare environments, but also in the hospitality and retail sectors too. But whatever sector your business is in, it’s vital to keep your staff hydrated when they’re using PPE for any length of time.The effects of PPE
Though keeping all staff hydrated is essential when they’re wearing PPE, it’s often our frontline healthcare workers who run a higher risk of dehydration. That can be put down to a warm...
Posted by Matt Stimpson on October 14th 2020 in Health
Engaging with kids in schools is essential when you’re encouraging them towards leading a healthy diet and lifestyle. Together with the importance of well-balanced meals and regular exercise and activities, keeping them hydrated with cool, fresh water can be vital to their mental and physical wellbeing. But water cooler safety and cleanliness is crucial to keeping schools safe.Staying hydrated in schools
We know that regularly drinking water throughout the day helps to keep kids stay focused, alert, and performing to the best of their abilities – and that goes for the staff too! Even drinking just a small amount of water...
Posted by Matt Stimpson on September 30th 2020 in Health
In our current COVID world, social distancing, face coverings, and regular hand hygiene are, for now, the new normal for all of us. But as more workplaces are reopening their doors for office-based staff to return, the importance of hand sanitiser in the office has never been higher. So the key to employee health and wellbeing is, literally, in our own hands.Why is office hand sanitiser so essential?
Long before the current COVID pandemic hit us, it’s been well documented how a standard office space can be a hotbed of germs and bacteria in all the wrong places. Desks, chairs, keyboards,...
Posted by Matt Stimpson on July 20th 2020 in Health
Thirsty Work are proud to have been able to launch our latest technology called Puraguard, which is an antibacterial and antiviral protection. Puraguard is a ground-breaking protective antimicrobial coating that can be applied to your dispenser’s taps, providing 24hr protection against the growth of microbes (bacteria, moulds, fungi, and viruses).
Puraguard is virtually invisible, and proven to be effective against viruses from the coronavirus family. Upon contact with the protective coating 80% of microbes are eradicated within 15 minutes and up to 99.99% are gone within 2 hours. Your dispenser’s taps will have around the clock protection against unseen microbes.How It...
Posted by Will Vickery on February 14th 2020 in Health
Remaining hydrated is incredibly important no matter how much you exercise. The benefits of keeping well hydrated are numerous and have an effect on every aspect of your life. With the weather now getting warmer and our new year’s fitness resolutions starting to work their way into our daily routines, it can be difficult to maintain our hydration levels, especially during prolonged or high-intensity exercise.What Is Dehydration?
There are many different ways that people have measured dehydration, but without lab equipment to test blood samples, it can be difficult to find one easy-to-do measurement to check if you are dehydrated. There...
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 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 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...
Posted by Will Vickery on December 20th 2017 in Health, Helpful Advice
Your staff are arguable your most valuable asset, which is why it is important to take care of them. That is why as a water cooler supplier we see the significant differences that staying hydrated has on your staff’s health and performance.
But we get it, everyone has such busy lives these days, that actually keeping track and reminding ourselves to drink enough water can be tough. Our bodies are super smart though and have all kinds of means of telling us we’re not getting enough water.
So here are our top 8 signs to look out for if you’re not drinking...
Posted by Will Vickery on August 29th 2017 in Health
As a Water Cooler Supplier we understand the importance of staying hydrated, but do you?
We all know that drinking water has numerous benefits such as increasing our energy, productivity and boosting our immune system, but are you drinking the right amount of water every day? We are recommended to drink at least 2.5 litres of water a day, however many of us do not find it easy drinking this amount throughout the day. If you fall in this group, then here are 10 hydrations hacks to help you increase your water intake.Top Hydration Hack Tips
- Start Every Day with at Least...