You would be forgiven, what with the rain bucketing it down, if you’re viewing wet and water with a somewhat beady eye. For all the good it does and the fact it’s vital to our very lives and sustenance, it doesn’t hold sway when you’ve been rained on, constantly.
Is there a positive slant to these downpours, we ask?
We believe so.
Measuring rainfall beats trainspotting we’re sure of it. Is there anything more satisfying than comparing rainfall notes with your neighbours, workmates (read competitors): Well, our rain gauge measured 17mm, not sure where you get 10mm from? See? Promotes interest and healthy competition all round.
Rainfall replenishes the Earth’s water table. All of which means, healthy, thriving plant growth, whether that’s for oxygen creating trees through to crops and crops of your favourite veg.
Free car wash. Okay, perhaps not the best example but true nonetheless. Also encourages physical activity as you rush outside post downpour to wipe your car down so that it shines just as if it’s been freshly washed.
Rivers, lakes, dams refill. And all that goes along with that: Thriving plant, bird, animal and aquatic life.
But what of the polarity mentioned in the blog title? Well, whereas we may not appreciate water raining down on us, we can appreciate constantly available refreshing drinking water.
That would be drinking water dispensed from your mains-fed or your bottle-fed water cooler. Installed by AquAid. Backed with services and sanitisations performed by our WHA accredited service technicians. Also worth consideration is that AquAid supply hot drinking water dispensers, hot water boilers and Instant Taps. So, if our rain happy reasons haven’t convinced you, it’s good to know you can make yourself – and your neighbour and your workmates – a piping hot cuppa at a moment’s notice. What’s not to like?
Aside from everything else that has occurred over the last two years, possibly one of the biggest changes was the advent of working from home, which brought with it Zoom meetings, Zoom meeting attire – pyjamas on the bottom, work shirt on top. These factors however seemed to snowball into creating a rather sedentary work creature – one of living in sleepwear morning until evening and sadly with that, a serious reduction in exercise or keep fit routines.
All very understandable of course, however, although our daily routines have forever changed, heading back into the office has become the norm for many of us. As has ditching our leisure wear and making a determined effort to dress for work.
The good news is even if you were an exercise powerhouse in the privacy of your home; you are still able to maintain a decent level of fitness while at the office.
If you look online, there are more office exercises than one can extend a desk donkey kick at, but the set from the NHS seems very sensible (and achievable). In part due to their suggestion to:
‘Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy.’
We say as much as we know how easy it is to let workplace routines fall aside when you’re not in your usual workspace. Like taking regular breaks. Stepping away from your desk. Refilling your water jug or replenishing your water bottle at the office water cooler.
Taking breaks and exercising (even during working hours) are important, however, maintaining good hydration habits, by drinking water regularly, is vital to your well-being and ability to work smarter and not necessarily harder.
If you would like to install a water dispenser, hot & cold water cooler, hot water boiler or Instant Tap in your office, contact us at AquAid. We’re nationwide for your convenience.
With 24 January being International Day of Education, we thought it important to highlight an often overlooked yet crucial solution which aids children’s education.
Dehydration in children can be difficult to spot
Most children show no obvious visible signs of dehydration, as symptoms such as lethargy, irritability and lack of concentration may be considered normal during class, more often in the afternoon however, we now know that these signs may be due, at least in part, to the effects of dehydration.
The brain cannot store water
No matter the age of the school goer, learning requires the brain’s engagement. Because the brain has no way to store water, drinking water continually throughout the day is vital. When the body loses more water than is being replaced, dehydration occurs and brain function can be affected.
However, when the brain is operating with plenty of water, children are able to have greater clarity, creativity, focus and quicker thought processes.
Well-maintained hydration can boost learning
When we are thirsty, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration can decrease by up to 15 percent. Children are better able to concentrate as they are not as distracted by dehydration effects such as thirst, tiredness and irritability.
The role of nurseries, schools and learning centres
Children will achieve more when both their health and learning needs are met. Ensuring free access to water and promoting a regular water intake throughout the school day is a vital role for schools in promoting health and providing a healthy learning environment.
For more than two decades, AquAid has been involved in campaigns spearheading the importance of drinking water. We understand a hydrated child is a much happier child. Consequently, we have always encouraged our school customers to provide readily available drinking water for both the children and the entire school contingent.
Drawing from our wide range of high quality water dispensers, we offer a selection of Mains-Fed water coolers for large schools where the water consumption is high as well as Bottle-Fed water coolers for either smaller educational facilities or where there are no water mains available at a drinking water area.
We provide Touch-Free water coolers. Our water coolers are equipped with anti-bacterial taps for increased hygienic water dispensing and various drainage options to reduce overflow and spillage wherever possible.
Moreover, to help create and instil better hydration habits, we also offer free refillable drinking water bottles and free school posters to help keep water top of mind during the school day.
There are multiple reasons to choose AquAid for all your cool, chilled or piping hot drinking water needs. We’ve compiled an at-a-glance list providing you with relevant information with which to help you decide on which AquAid water dispenser matches your drinking water requirements.
We supply a wide range of high quality, user-friendly water dispensers. Included in our range are cold, cold and hot water coolers, hot water boilers and Instant Taps.
Our bespoke water coolers, boilers and Instant Taps come standard with a range of hygienic features. Like silver impregnated anti-bacterial taps and ‘Freshield’ anti-microbial moulded components.
We offer a wide range of Touch-Free water dispensers that include non-contact dispense points and infrared sensor technology, thereby eliminating user contact with buttons.
From all aspects, choosing AquAid means convenience to you. Installing an AquAid water dispenser provides a convenient and continual supply of refreshing drinking water. With 23 branches, we are at your convenience whatever your location in the UK and we provide convenience – with delivery and installation of our bottle-fed coolers in 48 hours and mains-fed coolers in 3-4 days.
Draw on our over two decades of business in the provision of high quality water coolers backed our dedicated personnel and efficient systems.
You get to rely on our wealth of experience, taking the worry out of what cooler for which application. We offer an obligation free consultation in order to establish which water dispensers meets your drinking water requirements. We cater to all organisations, irrespective of size or type of industry.
With multiple distribution centres making us closer to our customers through to SIP and ELIMINATA energy-saving technology and reusing our water bottles, we continue making every effort to reduce our carbon footprint on our environment.
A core factor of our business is our belief in making a difference and helping those who need it most. Since our inception in 1998 we have donated to charities, focusing on organisations that implement life-saving, sustainable clean water resources to some of the world’s poorest water scarce communities.
It’s always encouraging when summer extends its warmth further into the year – increasing our urge to keep active, perhaps exercise more – all while boosting our sense of well-being.
As the weather turns cooler, so might the inclination to cut down on our water intake, when in fact year round, we need to keep an eye on maintaining healthy hydration habits.
Now with late summer progressing into autumn, it’s important not to cut down on our water intake, but rather make sure that we always have a bottle of water with us, wherever we go, much as we do in the warmer months.
Without realising it as we begin covering up, adding more layers of clothing – we’re still losing water, through even minimal exertion, exhalation and perspiration – it’s just not as noticeable.
Whether we’re commuting to the office, taking the children to school or even just walking around, the rules to keep properly hydrated shouldn’t change too much, regardless of the season.
The wonderful thing about cooler weather though, is hot water drinks become more appealing, as long as we remember to balance drinking each tea and coffee with drinking a glass of water.
From there, the simplest method to keeping yourself healthily hydrated is making sure you have a constant supply of drinking water wherever your location. Always have a bottle or a glass of water handy and make sure to refill your water bottle or water glass at regular intervals using your water dispenser, water cooler or hot water boiler.
As we look across all industries requiring water coolers, thereby ensuring a constant supply of refreshing drinking water, be that chilled or hot water for our favourite hot drinks, remember AquAid Water Coolers.
We remain open and operational, working hard to continue to ensure that we provide each customer with whatever drinking water requirements they have. For added peace-of-mind, please read our Covid-19 Risk Assessment statement.
As we supply water coolers throughout the UK, to a wide range of industries, we understand how vital it is that these organisations remain open. Which is why we have made sure we are able to offer additional hygienic solutions so customers can safely dispense drinking water, whatever their business and wherever their location.
We have recently introduced Touch-Free water coolers and hot water boilers, which are perfect for placement in created work bubbles. We also supply a non-touch tap which fits easily onto the dispense point, thereby ensuring your continued safe access to refreshing drinking water. You can view how this tap operates here: https://www.aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk/what-we-do/water-boilers/aquaid-eco-large-fill-water-boiler
We invite you to browse the AquAid Water Coolers range and welcome your enquiry via any of our easy contact channels:
By using the contact form at the AquAid website;
Via e-mail or;
By telephoning our toll free number: 0800 772 3003.