Coughing, easy watering, nose dripping, body sweating…sounds like a typical winter run! We all know that the cold weather brings out the physiological responses from our bodies than warm weather. Now think of all the fluid that is being lost through our eyes, nose, and mouth during the winter run.
Here are a few reasons why dehydration can sneak up on us during colder weather compared to warmer weather:
Cold air contains less moisture than warm air
With each breath we take every time we step out, our lungs must moisturize the air, which steals moisture from our body. If it’s really cold outside, try wearing a mask or a balaclava that covers your face which will help to moisture and warm the air before it enters the lungs.
Sweat evaporates quicker in winter
You should be properly layered so that your base-layer can wick moisture away from your body, you won’t feel like you are sweating that much. Perspiration that reaches your skin is quickly evaporated and you might not even feel that sweaty at the end of your run.
Urine production is increased during winter
When it’s cold, blood flow is constricted. This constriction can cause an increase in blood pressure. The body tries to counteract the higher blood pressure by getting rid of some of the volume water in your blood. This all happens by increasing urine output which contributes to dehydration.
Proper hydration is often forgotten during the colder weather and the cold months are certainly upon us! At Pressure Coolers, we will do the utmost to fulfil your hydration needs. Send us an email at email@example.com and we will assist you in finding the right cooler!
The reality is that your body is your vehicle, so you have to keep it running while you workout. Not eating or drinking enough water before your workout does not just mess up your gains, it also puts you at health risk, increasing your chances of serious injury.
We have come up with a few guidelines on how to avoid under-fuelling before your work out.
Eat according to your fitness goals
At the very least, you should have a snack within an hour before your workout. But in terms of larger meals, that largely depends on what kind of workout you’ll be doing.
For long bouts of endurance activity, opt for a carb-heavy meal two to three hours before a workout to give you the fuel to maintain your energy.
Pay attention to your pee
Hydration is a crucial part of fuelling before your workout. If you’re even slightly dehydrated, your performance will decrease and you may be putting yourself at risk of injury. If you notice a change of colour on your pee, then you should know there is something you are not doing right, which is drinking enough water!
Drink enough water
Whether you’re a professional athlete who trains for several hours or you have a low-to-moderate routine, keep your body hydrated with small, frequent sips of water.
Eating a giant meal before a workout might make you feel sluggish, but that’s not an excuse to avoid eating and drinking altogether.
Pressure Coolers is your go-to company for your hydration needs. Our Live Chat team can help you build a perfect hydration package. All our water dispensers are suitable for homes and offices. If you have any questions, please call us on 0208 670 2000 or send us an email with your query at firstname.lastname@example.org
Temperatures are getting low and that means fall season is approaching!
Few things are as satisfying as an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day. But, it’s a lot more difficult to get the same satisfaction when the temperatures outside are freezing and the last thing on your mind is enjoying a cold beverage.
Drinking plain water can get a little boring; that is unless you try out a few ways to trick yourself into drinking more water.
Keep it Hot
In winter months, nothing beats sitting near the fireplace with a cup of hot tea. That sounds like a perfect evening, but you can hydrate yourself at the same time by switching out a cup of tea with a mug of hot water, complete with a teaspoon of honey or lemon squeeze to provide that delicious faux-tea flavor.
Make it Routine
Drinking water during summer is always at top of your mind due high temperatures. Make a routine and keep your winter hydration in check. You can still have your morning cup of coffee, but try adding a glass of water beforehand. At work during the day, keep some water next to you for visibility.
Go Tit for Tat
The emergence of seasonal holiday drinks is often a big culprit in causing you to forget drinking water in the winter. One way to combat this is by committing yourself to drinking a bottle of water for every other type of drink you have.
Choosing the right water cooler can be a daunting task. So many options to choose from and terminology that might go right over your head is enough to make you tremble in your boots. Well, fear not, we are here to help you. Here is our advice to you.
Where Should I Put the Cooler?
So you have identified the need for a water cooler in your office. Now, where will you put it? You should ask yourself the following questions:
• Where is there adequate space?
• Is it in close proximity to those who will be using it?
• Will it cause any obstructions?
The usual places for the majority of our customers are in lobbies or waiting rooms, staff rooms, break rooms, warehouses and kitchens.
Bottled or Plumbed
This is dependent on the answers to the above questions. A bottled cooler is much more versatile and can be repositioned with ease. Plumbed water coolers need to be close to water mains, this limits them to specific areas around the office. Usually, we would recommend installing a plumbed in cooler to your office kitchen, if the area you have identified is far from water mains, you’d want to set up a bottled water cooler.
Why Choose Pressure Coolers
Our experienced team of 14 engineers will carry out the same promise we set out to deliver when we started in 1963. We have a wide range of products which cater to almost every environment including factories, hospitals, prisons, foundries, nursing homes and the list goes on. We guarantee only the highest standard of service.
Installing a water cooler in your home or office is a healthy and sensible way to provide your staff, company or family with filtered, perfectly pure water.
Water dispensers come at a cost, whatever the model therefore other people may consider renting a cooler for cost efficiency. It is also recommended that you do regular maintenance such as changing filtration cartridge, and it also comes at a price.
Whether you are a big corporation or just a small office, renting a water cooler from a water cooler supplier would be much more viable option, because when you rent a water cooler with Pressure Coolers you receive a full upkeep and delivery service that are all included in the agreed price of the agreement.
Our wide range of mains-fed water coolers, drinking fountains and bottled water coolers will allow you to have a hassle free and more cost-effective experience with your water cooler, resulting in you saving money but also being able to focus your valuable time on a more worthwhile task for your business, and as they say time is money!
You can choose the perfect water cooler to suit your office space and keep your staff hydrated so they can perform their best work. Our rental prices for bottled water coolers come on a 36-month contract, or a 12-month contract. This is to ensure that you have the ultimate flexibility.
If you have any enquiries about anything then don’t hesitate to contact us on 0208 670 2000 or alternatively send us an email at email@example.com or live chat with us and we will be happy to deliver the water cooler to your office.
You should always make sure to regularly have your water cooler cleaned, to prevent bacteria build-up.
In preparation for cleaning, unplug your unit, dress appropriately, wear disposable gloves, a cleaning apron or a coat, and all the other materials used for disinfecting and cleaning a cooler.
Simple solutions to clean the water cooler:
- Unplug the cooler.
- Check to see if your cooler is equipped with a water guard. This is the device that punctures the caps on the bottles to allow the water to be dispensed.
- If you do have a waterguard you need to remove it. Grasp it on both sides and pull it up and out of the cooler. Clean it in warm water. Rinse thoroughly, and dry with a clean towel.
- Rinse the reservoir out with a baking soda and water solution, use approximately 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp of baking soda. Pour it into the reservoir, drain it out through the spigots then rinse several times with tap water.
- Replace the water guard kit.
If sanitizing is required:
- Make a solution of ½ tsp of bleach to one gallon of water.
- Pour solution into the reservoir. If you have a hot and cold cooler do not drain out through the hot side, use cold spigot only.
- Rinse immediately with tap water.
Great news! The hot weather looks like it is here to stay. Can you believe that this Summer is set to be the hottest ever?
Temperatures are set to remain high in London and the rest of Europe this month as we peak into our favourite time of the year. With the heatwave hitting hard, we’ve come up with a few solutions on how to survive a hot day in the office for those without the luxury of air-con.
Dress for success
Unfortunately, you can’t just take off your clothes or wear a bikini at work. If you want to survive a hot day at work while still being productive, avoid wearing clothes with thick fabric and stick to light colours. Some jobs require you to wear formal clothes, take off your jacket when you are not in a meeting.
Eat light food
Pack yourself light meals. Try eating fruits and salads. Now is not the time for cake and chocolates!
Drink enough water
In order to survive this tremendous heat, you are advised to drink a lot of water to make sure you stay hydrated during the hot spell. Water helps keep you hydrated and productive to ensure you keep your mental capacity at its optimum.
Remember to keep a glass of refreshing, chilled water on your desk at all times to encourage yourself to drink more. Try and avoid guzzling down sugary drinks even though they can be ever so tempting.
We stock a wide range of office water coolers that will suit a variety of hydration requirements to customers in the UK. Not only do we offer state-of-the-art coolers, we also deliver water bottle refills across the UK. Contact us on 020 8855 3333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plastic Waste has become a major talking point recently. Governments and large corporations have made it clear that reducing the amount of plastic we throw away is a priority. But, plastic is not the only by-product of our consumption habits.
Every day we throw away items which take years to decompose in landfills. How long do this items actually take to decompose?
Plastic is very common in our life. It takes up to 1000 years for some forms of plastic to decompose. The plastic bags we get from the shops can take anywhere between 10 and 1000 years, while the bottles we drink our water from can take 450 years or more.
Up to 120, 000 cans are recycled per minute in America alone. Each can take anywhere between 80 – 200 years to decompose in a landfill. Tin cans will take 50 years to degrade while the worst is Tinfoil, which will not biodegrade.
Glass is one of the easiest waste products to recycle as it is made of sand. In some cases, if the glass is not recycled and ends up in a landfill where it will not decompose or may take millions of years to do so.
Paper is another waste product that can easily be recycled. If it is sent to a landfill it will take about 6 weeks to decompose. This is not a long time in comparison to the other products listed here, however, paper does take a large amount of space in landfills during those 6 weeks. This can be avoided if any paper waste is recycled.
The majority of our waste products will most likely outlast the next few generations. Every effort needs to be made in order to reduce our waste footprint.
The hottest summer in 12 years is said to be on its way. Temperatures are said to be set to reach 33°C. So how do you prepare yourself for a heatwave that is said to last from June through until August?
Wear the appropriate clothing
Loose clothing will allow your body to breath, helping you maintain a good body temperature. Choosing Light-colours will help reflect the sunlight, meaning that you stay cooler for longer. Choosing clothing that covers your skin will reduce the risk of getting sunburnt.
Avoiding Strenuous Exercise
During the spell of warmer weather, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the sunshine, but that doesn’t mean that you should be overexerting yourself; especially outdoors. Keep your workouts short and opt for performing outdoor exercise in the mornings or evenings when it is cooler.
Drink more water
Water will ensure that you keep properly hydrated. If you need a guide to how much water you should be consuming, we recommend sipping water throughout the day. Don’t wait until you are feeling thirsty. Isotonic liquids may also be required during the heatwave. This will help replace the minerals lost to perspiration.
Drinking cold water will help lower your body temperature, but you may also wish to make use of a cold shower or even a wet towel on your neck and shoulders to help keep cool.
Limiting your Caffeine and Alcohol Intake
We all have our vices, sure, but limiting the amount of caffeine and alcohol you consume during the heatwave is probably for the best. Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and promote dehydration.
If you can’t kick the caffeine habit or Friday “beers with the boys” simply cannot be missed, then be sure to consume a glass of water for every caffeinated beverage or unit of alcohol.
Our Oceans are filling with Plastic
This message is coming at us from every angle nowadays. So how does plastic end up in our oceans exactly?
Wind is one of the biggest factors in plastic making its way to our oceans. The plastic that is discarded in the streets finds its way to rivers and beaches with strong winds. This is a mere step away from plastic waste entering our oceans.
Drainage systems for stormwater often travels, unfiltered, to the oceans. Plastic waste which is not disposed of correctly will find its way to stormwater drains and make its’ way directly to the ocean or major rivers.
Drains in our sinks and showers at home are also channels for plastic waste. Small particles called microplastics found in face washes – which are banned in the UK – will pass through filters and make their way through channels to rivers and oceans.
Plastic factories are often the biggest plastic polluters. Waste from the production of plastic can enter our water system straight from the factories. Small particles of plastic called nurdles (as well as mermaid’s tears), which are the small pellets of plastic are incorrectly disposed of and will travel through to our oceans where they pose a great danger to the lower end of the food chain – meaning that a knock on effect will occur.
Greenpeace has said that nearly three out of four beaches in the UK are polluted with nurdles.
What to Do?
Plastic is a common material, it is difficult to eradicate completely, but you can ensure that you are plastic wise. Ensure that you cut down on the use of single-use plastics such as plastic bottles, cutlery and cups and straws. Opt to fill a reusable glass bottle for your water and replace your plastic utensils with reusable options. When you use plastics, ensure that they are disposed of in recycling bins or collected by an accredited recycling service.
If you would like to explore the world of lessening your plastic footprint while staying hydrated in your home, office or any other environments, contact us on 0208 670 2000 or alternatively email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you!