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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 Is The Best Water For Good Kidney Health?

Posted by on November 3rd 2022 in Health

Our kidneys are a vital organ in our bodies, helping to remove toxins from our blood and remove waste and excess fluids to keep us fit and healthy. Given they’re so essential to the health of each of us, we should do all we can to help them do their job – and drinking water is undoubtedly the best thing you can do. Here we’ll look into which water is best for kidney health and other good drinks as well as ones to avoid.

What do your kidneys do?

The kidneys' main job is to filter your blood to remove any waste...

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How Much Water Should I Drink to Stay Hydrated When It's Hot?

Posted by on September 26th 2022 in Health

This summer has seen the UK reach daily temperatures of 40ºC. But while the emphasis has been on the climate emergency, it’s taken away from the importance of drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated. In extreme heat – and even in milder warmth – we can lose body fluids much more quickly. So how much water should you drink during the summer to stay hydrated?

Increase your water intake

During hot weather, we can lose our essential body fluids more rapidly. With 60% of every adult body made up of water – including our blood – your body needs extra fluids...

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Why Is It So Important To Drink Water And Stay Hydrated At Work?

Posted by on July 11th 2022 in Health

While water is essential to our health and wellbeing and vital for our bodies, plenty of employees still don't get how important it is to drink water to keep their hydration levels up at work. But apart from the supply of adequate drinking water being a legal requirement for all employers, why is it so important to stay hydrated at work?

Why is it important to stay hydrated?

Our bodies consist of around 60% water – even our blood is 90% water – so drinking water throughout our working day is vital to maintain our body’s natural fluid balance. Regardless of whether...

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How To Make Drinking Water A Healthy Habit

Posted by on June 27th 2022 in Health

Water is crucial to our health and wellbeing so drinking it regularly is essential for our bodies and our minds. But many of us don't drink enough water to keep us fully hydrated and only drink when we become thirsty. So whether you’re out and about, at home, or at work, how can you make a healthy, daily habit of drinking water?

Make drinking water a habit

When it comes to how much water you should be drinking each day, the general rule is around 6-8 glasses, as recommended by the NHS. But even though there are plenty of health benefits to...

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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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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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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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