The simplest route to keep warm when it’s cold is to drink hot water. Bold statement, can we back it up?
We can. Aside from all the usual solutions to keep ourselves warm – layered clothing, closed shoes, hats – drinking a hot drink (even if it’s gently heated water, say with a squeeze of lemon) can raise the body’s temperature almost immediately.
Drinking hot water provides other benefits too:
*Relieves nasal congestion. According to a 2008 study, drinking a hot drink, such as tea, provided quick, lasting relief from a runny nose, coughing, sore throat and tiredness. The hot drink was more effective than the same drink at room temperature.
*Helps reduce toxins. Drinking hot water temporarily raises your internal body temperature. Your body’s endocrine system activates and you start to sweat. While sweating might be uncomfortable, it’s an essential part of getting rid of toxins and irritants we are exposed to in our environment. According to the Arthritis Foundation, drinking water is important for flushing toxins out of your body. It can help fight inflammation, keep the joints well lubricated and prevent gout.
*Can assist with weight loss. As your body compensates for the warm temperature of the water, it brings your internal temperature down and activates your metabolism. A small 2003 study reported that switching from cold water to hot water could help people lose weight through this thermic effect.
How do all of these benefits tie in with AquAid Hot Water Boilers? Very well, as it turns out.
When at work, waiting for the kettle to boil can be a lengthy process. Constantly boiling the kettle also uses more electricity, so getting your hot drink can be costly and counter-productive.
When you install an AquAid hot water boiler, an unlimited supply of filtered, boiling drinking water is kept at the perfect hot drink temperature throughout the working day, whether in the office, workspace or school. Furthermore, AquAid’s range of hot water boilers provide for a draw of piping hot water of anything from 12 mugs from the Eco WallFit Water Boiler at one draw, up to a 40 mug draw from the Eco Large Fill Water Boiler.
Speak to us at AquAid today so you too can benefit from the unseen advantages of installing a hot water boiler.
*source: Healthline article, author: Kathy Watson
As we head into cooler climes, having a constant supply of refreshing drinking water, both hot and cold, becomes all the more important. However, waiting for the kettle to boil when we’re busy working not only interrupts work flow, it also reduces our ability to work efficiently and repeatedly boiling a kettle is time-consuming, costs money and wastes electricity.
Whether you require a hot drinking water supply for a small, medium or large staff contingent, you can rely on AquAid. We offer a stylish, high-quality range of hot and cold water dispensers and hot water boilers designed to ably meet your organisation’s drinking water capacity demands, all while saving you time, money and energy.
One example is the AquAid Eco Compact Water Boiler. Designed specifically to fit in-between the standard distance between worktops and kitchen units, this well-designed water boiler produces a rapid 5ℓ draw off – providing sufficient piping hot water to fill 20 mugs in in one draw.
If the demand requires an even larger hot water draw, then the AquAid Eco LargeFlow is the perfect option. With its 10ℓ rapid draw off and ability to produce 30ℓ piping hot water per hour, this UK designed and made water boiler is perfect for installation in any medium to large sized workspace with a larger staff contingent.
Each of the AquAid Eco range also features a built-in ECO mode that reduces electricity consumption, thereby saving money and helping the environment.
These Eco Boilers are but two of AquAid’s range of cost-saving, efficient, reduced electricity usage hot water dispensers. For more of the hot water range, browse our range or send us your enquiry online. Alternatively, please call us on 0800 772 3003 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You did read that right. One of the simplest ways to check how hydrated (or dehydrated for that matter) you are is to:
Pinch yourself. Your hydration level directly affects your skin’s ability to change shape and return to normal. Using your pointer finger and thumb, gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand and hold for a few seconds. If the skin takes a while to return to its normal position when you let go, you could be dehydrated. A gentle pinch, mind, the idea is not to hurt yourself.
Reverse the dehydration. Now that you’ve established that you are more dehydrated than you realised, counteraction is easy.
Drink water more. In the current circumstances, good health habits can easily fall by the wayside. Don’t allow this. Whether you work remotely, have returned to your office or formal workplace or are constantly on the go, make sure you always have access to drinking water and carry water with you.
Hydration boosts better function. Increasing your water intake not only produces a healthier, plumped up skin but also your body and mind’s ability to function better overall.
Water refresh where? That’s where AquAid come in. For over 22 years, we have been providing an extensive range of high quality water coolers to businesses, work sites and the educational sector across the UK. With more than 23 branches nationwide, we are well equipped to provide the best drinking water solution for your organisation, however large or small your staff contingent. Once installed, our range of water dispensers, from Bottle-Fed and Mains-Fed through to Hot Water Boilers and Instant Taps, each carry a donation to charity, providing safe water resources to millions of people in need in impoverished communities.
Contact us at AquAid today.
The first one is easy: Not only do AquAid supply a wide range of high quality water coolers, dispensing chilled or ambient drinking water, we also offer a range of hot and cold water dispensers, hot water boilers as well as our stylish, space saving Instant Taps.
What’s even more (heart)warming, is that for every Mains Fed/Plumbed-in water dispenser AquAid install, a portion of that sale is donated to charities that we support. These donations are used to fund life-saving clean water delivery projects for communities in need. A method guaranteed to warm you up as you sip your hot drink.
Bake something. We may not all qualify as contestants for events such as The Great British Bake Off, but that doesn’t matter – baking is a guaranteed method to warm your environment – also eating hot food raises your body temperature somewhat.
Wear a hat. Although it’s been disproved, we can’t negate the fact that covering your head while outside certainly feels warmer than leaving your extremities bare. In addition, some hats look great – you never know – you could start a trend. Note: Fascinators don’t count.
Exercise. Sure-footed and steady wins the race! Or at least keeps you mobile while you negotiate ice and slush covered pavements. Although higher impact, cardio-vascular exercise is a great health benefit, it is sometimes better to take exercise that produces a slow burn – it may make for a longer lasting raised core temperature, which will keep you warm and toasty as you move between in and outdoors.
No, we are not referring to a dud car parked at the water cooler; we are referring to the lemon: the wonder fruit.
Lemons are mostly attributed as being a good source of vitamin C, (which they are) but that isn’t all they contain.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database lemons contain everything from vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid to minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. They also contain more potassium than do apples or grapes.
As we head into the shivery months, we look at the myriad health boosts, easily achievable through simply drinking a glass of warm lemon water every day (mornings are usually best):
Lemon juice encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. That’s important when you consider that a study showed that over 30% of men and women over age 60 had atrophic gastritis, a condition marked by little or no stomach acid. Drinking warm lemon water every morning can help kick-start your digestive system without overloading it.
Good for your brain*
They’re high in potassium, which research shows stimulates brain and nerve function. Just one lemon contains 80 milligrams of this essential mineral – which is also important for basic cell and muscle functions and maintaining your body’s fluid balance.
Boosts your immune system*
Lemons are high in Vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. Not an old wives’ tale then – as Vitamin C has been shown to increase the production of white blood cells. White blood cells are the defender cells that attack bacteria and viruses. Vitamin C may also keep existing immune cells healthier and better able to produce enough of the kind of antibodies that attach to viruses and bacteria to mark them for destruction.
It clears skin*
The vitamin C in warm lemon water helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood, which helps keep skin clear as well. In addition to drinking it, lemon water can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
There are tons more benefits which will be detailed in upcoming blog – consider this your starter pack on your pathway to healthy hydration.
If you’re concerned about forgetting your daily power packed warm glass of Vitamin C every day, (you head into the kitchen, switch the kettle on, wander back to your workstation, and promptly forget you switched the kettle on), fear not, AquAid has the perfect solution. We supply a range of hot and cold water coolers and water boilers that keep your lemon water base at the perfect temperature throughout the day. Pour yourself a glass, squeeze in your lemon juice and you are set. Lemon up!
*Extracts from an article at La Jolla Mom