Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome to our Blog

Here we will keep you up to date on all things water related.

World Backup Day & the Water Cooler

World Backup Day & the Water Cooler

You might be thinking ‘what do World Backup Day and the water cooler have in common?’ – well, the answer to that would be ‘habit’! You see, the majority of us don’t do either often enough – we don’t backup our data often enough, and we don’t drink water often enough...

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Ginger’s in Hot Water

Ginger’s in Hot Water

I always find it fascinating how certain words have certain connotations. Take the word ‘ginger’.  Go on, say it aloud – “Ginger!”  What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hair colour of a much maligned set of people (with a rather amazing DNA sequence I might...

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Love Your Pet Day

Love Your Pet Day

Last week was #LoveYourPetDay in the # world and it’s wonderful to know that there’s a day dedicated to something that brings so much joy to so many of us! It’s well established how therapeutic having a pet can be, in fact certain companies even encourage a ‘Bring...

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Water Cooler Health – is Mint good for You?

Water Cooler Health – is Mint good for You?

Here at AquAid Water Coolers, we’re always on the lookout for helpful health tips drawn from nature that can accompany your drinking water. We’ve referenced mint before on a few occasions – once in 2015 and again in 2017 and last year – but we’ve never really looked...

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Water Cooler Chuckles

Water Cooler Chuckles

We’re all in need of a good laugh sometimes, and there’s never a better time to share a good joke or chuckle than when we’re gathered around the water cooler or waiting in line to use the instant taps in our breakout area for that much needed cup of coffee. When they...

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Children at the Water Cooler

Children at the Water Cooler

It’s cold and grey outside which is not always conducive to drinking water and staying properly hydrated, but it’s essential that we encourage our children to take frequent trips to the water cooler during their school day. We all want them to be happy and healthy,...

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The Water Cooler Helping Africa

The Water Cooler Helping Africa

While our ethos of helping others is a core value of our business and is commonly shared in most of our communication, it bears repeating just how valuable your contribution – one water cooler at a time – is, in helping us bring water to the disadvantaged in Africa....

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How hot water makes us happy

How hot water makes us happy

We’re not referring to being in hot water, mind, rather we’re referring to how drinking hot water (and most derivatives thereof)  in cold weather boosts our sense of well-being, makes us happy and unbelievably is good for our health too. Mind how you go. As with...

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10 Water Facts

10 Water Facts

Circle of Blue is an American non-profit organization that collates and reports on all issues regarding water, from fresh water scarcity and how we’re reaching a new crisis threshold with major cities facing water shutdowns to water polling which draws on expert and...

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NOW is the perfect time to drink hot water

NOW is the perfect time to drink hot water

By all accounts the winter weather has been behaving itself so far.  Not that we haven’t had cold weather.  There are still a few chilly months to get through before the temperatures begin climbing to a more appealing level and where we won’t need a few layers of...

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Water Crises – All Year Round

Water Crises – All Year Round

It’s December and many of us are now preoccupied with festive shopping and making plans for Christmas. But if you’re reading this, then chances are that in addition to dreaming about Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, you’re also one of the lucky few who have...

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Christmas at the Water Cooler

Christmas at the Water Cooler

A recent blog titled ‘And a Water Rich Pear Tree’ was actually about pears and how they’re such a water rich fruit (go and have a read, you’ll be glad you did). This blog, however, is actually about the origins of the rather wonderful (some would say long-winded)...

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And a Water Rich Pear Tree!

And a Water Rich Pear Tree!

Even though pears (or pear trees at least) are immortalised in that classic Christmas-time song involving a partridge and a stream of nerve-wracking repetition, the actual pear is an oft overlooked fruit this time of year. – and they certainly shouldn’t be. Here’s...

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Make Drinking Water a Habit

Make Drinking Water a Habit

Frederic Matthias Alexander, founder of the Alexander Technique – a form of body mindfulness that has one break the cycle of unnecessary muscular and mental tension leading to ill health – said of habits ‘people do not decide their futures, they decide their habits...

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Be Thankful for Your Water Cooler

Be Thankful for Your Water Cooler

Over in the US it’s Thanksgiving this week and one can only imagine all the planning going on in preparation for feasting and family. We might not celebrate the holiday here – despite the fact that Black Friday seems to have crept in there – but it is a good reminder...

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Drinking Water and Dental Health

Drinking Water and Dental Health

If we look at the dental health stats in the UK it hasn’t been the prettiest of pictures sadly. For decades debate has raged about what does or doesn’t constitute good dental health. The good news though, is that since 1968 adults being ‘edentate’ (meaning they had no...

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Water Cooler Wonder – Guy Fawkes 2018

Water Cooler Wonder – Guy Fawkes 2018

Remember remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot … and if you don’t recognise or remember this rhyme, I have to ask, where have you been for the – oh, last hundred years or so? I’ve just...

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Life-Giving Water

Life-Giving Water

It’s been said that the next great wars will be fought over water, and it’s easy to see why if we consider the life-giving properties of this unassuming clear fluid plus the fact that this natural resource seems to be dwindling in many parts of the world. Water is the...

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Small Ways to Save Water

Small Ways to Save Water

With the heatwaves and minimal rainfall experienced across the UK this year, UK government bodies and environmental groups have warned that unless we have heavy rainfall this winter, we may be facing water restrictions of some kind in 2019 – which is worrying to say...

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Halloween Water

Halloween Water

It’s nearly time for one of our favorite holidays, and if you have young children at home then you’ll understand how excitement levels begin to reach dizzying heights as the day approaches. Costumes need to be made; decorations need to be dragged out of storage and...

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Hypothalamus | Thirst | Water Cooler

Hypothalamus | Thirst | Water Cooler

We feel thirsty; we head over to our closest water cooler and we drink water – simple problem, simple solution. But have you ever wondered exactly how your body knows when to feel thirsty and what triggers this reaction? The answer begins with your hypothalamus. Your...

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Lemon Water Benefits

Lemon Water Benefits

If you’re making regular trips to your water cooler to make sure your body remains well hydrated so that it can perform optimally – well done! But if drinking regular water is starting to feel a little ho-hum, then maybe it’s time to mix things up a little, and an...

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The Water Cooler and Your Body

The Water Cooler and Your Body

We all know that drinking water is essential to our wellbeing and that without it, our bodies would cease to function properly; which is one of the many reasons why regular trips to your water cooler are so important. But what exactly are some of the bodily functions...

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Which Fluids and Foods Dehydrate?

Which Fluids and Foods Dehydrate?

We all know how important it is to remain properly hydrated, but that doesn’t just mean ensuring we make regular trips to the water cooler and eat water-rich foods every day, it also means avoiding those foods or drinks which can counteract our good efforts and leave...

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Water Cooler Weight Loss

Water Cooler Weight Loss

What do your water cooler and weight loss have in common you might ask? And the answer would be that while water itself is not a miracle fat-burner, drinking water can definitely help you to lose weight. The reason for this is that very often...

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Exercise and the Water Cooler

Exercise and the Water Cooler

Dehydration is not something that only happens to athletes – it can occur regardless of age, circumstance or fitness levels – but the process is often accelerated when we exercise, so it’s especially important before we begin any activity that we make the water cooler...

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Keeping your Cool – Summer 2018

Keeping your Cool – Summer 2018

Or as Martha sang, ‘Heat wave …. uh … heat waaaaaaave …’ Or as a fellow FB’er posted … ‘Don’t we just call this summer?’ Anyhow, tamayto, tomado, whatever the weather, the fact remains, when the temperatures soar, do you know how to keep...

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The Cost of a Bad Supplier

The Cost of a Bad Supplier

Choosing the right water cooler or water boiler for your company is not always an easy task. Once you’ve established what your needs are, you have to shop around for a reputable supplier and then choose from a myriad of different models and plans. It’s a long-term...

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Welcome to AquAid South Kent

Welcome to AquAid South Kent

Located in South East England, our AquAid South Kent  branch is one of our longest standing branches and is owned and managed by the very experienced Manetta Leigh.  Based in Eythorne, Manetta and her team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water...

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AquAid Reading

AquAid Reading

Located in South East England, our AquAid Reading branch opened its doors in 2000 and is owned and managed by the highly-experienced Steve Wood. Steve and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to offices,...

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