Water = Energy

Water = Energy

I looked up the 3 Laws of Energy in order to present them in this blog, however, my energy levels are somewhat reduced as I haven’t been drinking water as I usually do and it was a little more difficult than I thought to simplify what these laws entail.

What I do know is that all beings require energy in order to function. In order to function well, humans require fuel and we gain energy from consuming food. In order to extract energy from food, every single cell needs to activate in order for that food to process into energy. At the core of generating this energy, is water.

Water is essential for life – involved in many cellular functions, including energy production. By drinking water at regular intervals throughout the day, you’re already providing your body and brain with an energy boost. Not only does water help stimulate the organs responsible for the digestive function, it lubricates joints and muscles, plumps up our skin, keeps our eyes clear, promotes healthy blood circulation and overall helps our body function at its best.

If you would like to have a steady supply of refreshing drinking water at your convenience, speak to one of our knowledgeable experts at AquAid Water Coolers. We’d be delighted to assist.

AquAid, Summer, Charity and Your Organisation

AquAid, Summer, Charity and Your Organisation

As the temperatures soar throughout the UK, so does the demand for chilled, refreshing drinking water.

At AquAid, where we have been in the business of providing a range of high quality water coolers and water both spring and bottled at source for over 22 years, we understand this more than most. That’s why it’s important to us to be able to ensure that we’re able to offer the very best in both water dispensers and bottled water.

However, we’re not just about the provision on water coolers.  We also firmly believe that providing water to those who may not necessarily have access to water as we do is vital.

If we struggle with keeping hydrated in this heat, take a minute and imagine what it would be like experiencing hot weather but not having access, not only to drinking water, but also to any water, at all. Sadly, this is a reality for millions of people across the globe, and in particular, in many Third World countries.

This is the day-to-day existence for many communities throughout the Third World and in the summer months, the heat amplifies the lack of potable water.

That’s just one of the reasons that since 1998 we chose to work with sustainable charities Christian Aid and since 2010, The Africa Trust. Using donations from AquAid, both charities work tirelessly, implementing sustainable water projects for communities in need.

We’re sure you will agree it’s good to know that while you’re sipping cool spring water from one of our water coolers, there’s another water well or water project being installed in Africa, bringing fresh, clean drinking water to yet another community in need.

If you are interested in partnering with us helping bring potable water to communities in need, all you need do is install any AquAid water cooler, be that a bottled or mains water dispenser. Explore the AquAid range at our website, contact our helpful, experienced customer team on 0800 772 3003 or e-mail us.

Why Hydrate More when it’s Hot?

Why Hydrate More when it’s Hot?

Simply put, because *staying hydrated is one of the best ways you can support your body and help it cool off. When the heat is extreme, you may sweat more and need to drink more to offset those lost fluids.

You should drink water to counteract dehydration in hot or warm weather, regardless of your activity level. Drinking water helps lower your body temperature and replace the fluid you lose through sweating.

Start hydrating right away. It’s easier to maintain your fluid balance if you start out in a well-hydrated state, so drink water before you exercise, work or spend time outside when it’s hot. Then continue to do so during and after your workday.

For most people, thirst is a good indication that you need more water. Before you become dehydrated, you’ll feel thirsty and your mouth may feel dry or sticky.*

After a while, you may also become lethargic and unable to think clearly.  Other signs include reduced urine output and urine that is a deep yellow colour. Your eyes might even look a bit sunken and feel dry.

Even being mildly dehydrated can be a problem, so don’t ignore those early signs. Mild dehydration reduces your ability to think clearly as well as your physical co-ordination.

AquAid are here to help you and everyone in your organisation, site, university, college or school maintain great hydration habits. With our wide range of bottled or mainsfed water coolers, and our scheduled and next day bottled water deliveries as part of our service, we have you (water) coolered. Speak to us today: 0800 772 3003

*excerpts from articles at Samhealth and verywellfit

Installing an AquAid Water Cooler in a Workplace Bubble

Installing an AquAid Water Cooler in a Workplace Bubble

It’s been a long road for us all and as we approach the summer months and the return (in part) to offices, worksites, educational facilities and at some stage, medical facilities, it’s probably fair to assume that we are all well aware of the importance of implementing hygiene and safety protocols when accessing vital drinking water.

Each AquAid water dispenser is engineered to the highest quality standards. Every water cooler is equipped with advanced hygiene and safety features, as examples:

  • Hygiene guard silver impregnated dispense taps,
  • Non-contact dispense points, 
  • Infrared sensor technology operation, and 
  • ‘Freshield’ anti-microbial moulded components.

Every AquAid Water Cooler, Instant Tap and Hot Water Boiler is installed and maintained by our WHA accredited qualified engineers.

As per the WHA guidelines, we sanitise all bottle-fed water coolers every 3 months and all mains-fed water dispensers every 6 months. Our WHA accredited service technicians perform all services.

AquAid, in line with Government Covid-19 protocols, have remained operational, delivering water across the UK, to essential service locations, including medical facilities and vaccination sites.

Where required, we have also installed additional water coolers where needed for workplace bubbles, thereby ensuring a constant supply of drinking water to each person within the designated bubble.

To find out how we can best meet your daily hydration needs, contact us today. We are easy to reach: telephone: 0800 772 3003, e-mail: info@aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk or leave your details using the contact form on the AquAid website. We will be happy to assist.

 

 

 

Drinking Water Stations at School – AquAid’s Touch Free Water Dispensers

Drinking Water Stations at School – AquAid’s Touch Free Water Dispensers

Schools are back and with the new terms, we’re hopefully heading for warmer weather. This means our children being more active and consequently, the need to have easy access to drinking water throughout the school day.

The good news here is school water coolers are pretty much de rigeur in schools across the U.K.

According to the British Nutrition Foundation the amount of fluid a child needs depends on many factors including age, gender, weather and how much physical activity they get but generally children should aim to have six to eight drinks per day which should ideally be water (on top of the water provided by food in the diet).

Younger children need relatively small servings (e.g. 150ml per drink) and older children need larger servings (e.g. 250-300ml per drink).

Children should be encouraged to sip fluids at regular intervals throughout the day – often children drink fluids at the end of the day when dehydration has already begun.

Practical tips that help children to keep hydrated

  • Ensure children have a drink before school i.e. with breakfast, and during breaks/playtime. An effective method to kick-start good hydration habits is to lead by example. If you as an adult, parent or guardian are seen to be drinking water often, your children will soon pick up the habit – young children love to emulate what mom or dad is doing. Moreover, you’re doing not just your kids but yourself a favour too.
  • During current circumstances, parents may not be able to tour the school. Ask if the school – especially if it’s a new school – can advise how many water cooler stations are on the premises and if these can be shown to the child, so they are easily able to top up their water bottles or drink water between classes.
  • It’s worth remembering that many foods have a high water content and can contribute to fluid intake. i.e. fruit, vegetables, soup, yogurt.

At AquAid, we supply Water Dispensers specifically designed to suit the school environment, including the recent addition of our wide range of Touch-Free Water Coolers. These dispensers, equipped with anti-bacterial taps and various drainage options to reduce overflow and spillage also feature contact-free dispense points thereby ensuring a safe, hygienic and constant supply of fresh drinking water throughout the day.

Chilled Water? Cool Water? Hot Water? Which water cooler do I need?

Chilled Water? Cool Water? Hot Water? Which water cooler do I need?

Deciding on a water cooler for your organisation’s drinking water requirements may seem a daunting task. Should you opt for a Bottle-Fed or Mains-Fed dispenser? What capacity? Do you need a constant supply of chilled, cool or hot water? Or both chilled and hot?

At AquAid, we are able to alleviate such concerns easily. By utilising our twenty-three years of operational experience and drawing on the expertise from our twenty-three localised branches we are able to provide our customers with the very best solution in which of our range of high quality water dispensers will best meet your drinking water requirements.

A few examples:

Bottled Water Coolers are ideal where portable water or a mains water supply is unavailable. Depending on the dispenser, the bottles can hold two, three or five gallons of water.

Mains Fed Water Coolers provide an unlimited amount of fresh and cooled water coupled with a fixed price. The average bottled water customer could save up to 70% by switching to one of these mains-fed cool water machines.

We have also introduced a range of Touch Free Water Coolers, available in both Bottle-Fed and Mains-Fed watercoolers and boilers. Demand for these non-contact water dispensers has increased significantly, as more organisations create work bubbles thereby ensuring safe, convenient access to a constant supply of refreshing drinking water.

Our water cooler experts will also guide you on the perfect fit, irrespective of the size and location of your organisation. For all your drinking water requirements throughout the year, speak to us at AquAid Water Coolers.