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Why Is It Important To Have Water Coolers in Schools?

Posted by on October 16th 2019 in Helpful Advice

Why Water matters:

Your body needs water to function well – it takes up over half your body weight and you can only survive for 3 days without it. It is so vital to our existence and wellbeing that access to water was made a human right in 2010. There are many reasons that water is important: firstly it keeps you revitalised and with enough energy to carry on with your tasks. You need to drink enough water for your blood to be thin enough to transport glucose and oxygen around your body to the necessary muscles and organs to give...

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Why Water Matters For Hospitals

Posted by on October 9th 2019 in Helpful Advice

Hospitals are all about delivering the best level of care for patients. The experience should be made as simple, comfortable and easy as possible for the patients and employees. Part of this experience is having the comfort of being able to easily access clean and refreshing drinking water around the hospital. Hospitals looking to promote health and wellbeing to their patients and employees should be offering that and more. Scientists say that a loss of 1% of body mass due to dehydration can impair performance. A doctor, nurse or patient who is wilting due to dehydration won’t be in the...

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10 Top Tips to Improve Your Office’s Productivity

Posted by on August 28th 2019 in Helpful Advice

Being productive, focused and hardworking can be a key differentiate for an individual, team or business in being successful. So how do you improve people’s productivity?

The ability for a CEO or Managing Director to not only maximise his or hers performance but also each individual in the business, can allow them to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors which is why the topic of office productivity and performance is so hot. Here are our top 10 tips to improve your office’s productivity?

1. Tackle the Harder Tasks First

Being productive isn’t about working fast. It’s working on what matters and...

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Why Water Coolers Need Regularly Sanitising

Posted by 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...

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What Is In My Tap Water?

Posted by 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...

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How Drinking Water Improves Your Exam Grades

Posted by 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,...

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The Dangers Of Refrigerated Water Dispensers

Posted by 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...

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What Thirsty Work Is Doing to Help Reduce Plastic

Posted by on May 1st 2018 in Environment , General, Helpful Advice

Since the first day that Thirsty Work was started in 1995, plastic has been a topic, that we have taken very seriously. Therefore, we have continued to create new solutions and implement systems to help reduce our use of plastic. But, with the aim of reducing plastic use, becoming ever more important Thirsty Work has decided to invest heavily in helping us and our customers reduce their plastic use. So, to put your minds at rest, I thought I would write this blog article to show you, what Thirsty Work is doing to help reduce plastic.

Thirsty Works Solutions to Plastic Bottle...
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Five Steps Towards Plastic Free Living

Posted by on April 27th 2018 in Helpful Advice

Scientists from Hawaii in 2014, discovered a rock formation consisting of beach sediment, basaltic lava fragments, organic debris and melted plastic. This finding is very illustrative of the world in which we now live. Scientists have suggested that this culture and behaviour of not caring about plastic will define our legacy on earth. Therefore, Thirsty Work is doing every it can to reduce its plastic waste and help individuals, teams, clubs and companies reduce there’s too.

The Complexity of Recycling

Given that only 9% of all plastics have ever been recycled and 12% incinerated, this leaves a significant volume of plastics potentially...

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Is Your Child Drinking Enough Water?

Posted by on April 23rd 2018 in Helpful Advice

Raising a child means teaching them important life lessons, and at Thirsty Work we believe that includes developing healthy dietary habits. Although you may see your children drink enough water whilst they are at home, we see a lot of cases where children just aren’t drinking enough water during the school day. Children become dehydrated very easily, and this places unnecessary strain on the body, as it struggles to maintain itself without such a crucial substance that is water.

Why Children are more vulnerable to dehydration than adults?

When a baby is first born its body consists of 75% water. This percentage gradually...

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