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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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How Much Water Do You Really Need To Be Drinking Each Day?

Posted by on November 11th 2021 in Health

Wherever we go, it’s not unusual for us to see, hear, or read information telling us we should be drinking plenty of water each day. So are we all drinking enough? Or are we drinking too much? It’s not like it’s a new health and wellness craze – it’s vital to life on earth as we know it as well as helping our bodies function properly. So how much water should we be drinking each day – and why?

How much and what should you drink?

There’s no definitive right answer on how much water we should drink each day, but we...

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Is It Safe To Drink Mains Water With Added Fluoride?

Posted by on October 27th 2021 in General, Health

The fluoride level in mains drinking water has long since been a controversial topic. Though a natural mineral that’s found in every supply at differing levels, there’s been a long-running argument between the risks and benefits of artificially adding more. But news is filtering out that fluoride will begin to be added to drinking water across the UK in a new attempt to fight tooth decay.

Rising tooth decay in the UK

We’re all aware of fluoride being a common and essential ingredient of everyday toothpaste, so why do we need extra into our water supply? The fluoride mineral is found in...

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The 5 Benefits Of Staying Hydrated

Posted by on September 14th 2021 in Health, Helpful Advice

Although it might seem like a basic, everyday fluid, water is one of the most important nutrients our bodies can consume, as well as being vital for keeping us and everything else alive. Maintaining our hydration is crucial in helping the essential daily functioning of our body, from our brains and our insides to our muscles and joints. Alongside plenty of others, here are just 5 benefits of drinking more water and staying hydrated.

1. It boosts your mental and physical energy

Around 75% of our brain is made up of water, so it makes sense to drink plenty of water to...

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How To Keep Yourself Hydrated As The Weather Gets Warmer

Posted by on June 2nd 2021 in Health

It can be hit and miss in the UK, but we’re now starting to see temperatures slowly rising as we head towards another glorious summer (fingers crossed). But as those temperatures rise and the weather gets warmer, it’s crucial to stay cool and keep your hydration levels up by drinking plenty of fluids. So how can you make sure you’re staying hydrated?

Warm weather hydration

Up to 60% of all adult bodies are made up of water. And along with other essentials, even our blood is around 90% water. The NHS Eat Well guide says we all ought to be drinking 6...

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Do Your Staff Use PPE? Make Sure You Keep Them Hydrated

Posted by 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...

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Pura Guard: Keeping Your School Safe And Hydrated

Posted by 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...

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The Importance Of Hand Sanitiser In The Office

Posted by 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,...

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Thirsty Work Launches an Antibacterial & Antiviral Protection

Posted by 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...
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Why Hydration Is Important During Exercise

Posted by 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...

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