Water is essential for good health which is why more and more businesses are investing in leasing or buying a water cooler for the office. When staff are hydrated, they are alert. Maintaining hydration levels means a healthier pool of staff too.
‘I don’t like water…’How many times have you heard that? To a certain extent, we can understand it with tap water. There is a ‘taste’ to it, made worse when it is tepid. Even when it is ice cold there is a flavour to tap water. This taste and smell in some cases is due to the treatment it undergoes to make it safe, so that the water we drink from the tap is bacteria and parasite free. We should be grateful, as there are still 63 million people across the globe drinking, washing and cooking with dirty water. However, with a water cooler or dispenser, the bacteria, the germs, the parasites and some of the unwanted minerals are removed from the water. This is done via an active charcoal filtering process, exposure to UV light in some dispenser units and the firewall coating technology that prevents the growth of spores and bacteria. Water from a water cooler tastes nothing like water from a tap. No smell, no taste, no residual taste in the mouth so no excuse to ‘not like water’.
Temperature DifferencesThe temperature of water makes a difference to how it ‘tastes’ to some people. But did you know the temperature of the water can make a difference to health too?
Chilled WaterSome people – well-known celebrities and athletes, for example – swear by the power of chilled water. The colder, the better they say and here’s why;
- Chilled water burns calories – apparently, science tells us that because the icy temperature of the water ‘wakes up’ our metabolism, by regularly drinking iced water, you can shed a few extra calories a day – and no treadmill required.
- Increases alertness – the power of ice water to wake up your system also helps to keep you alert. Serve chilled water from the water chiller after lunch and wave goodbye to the post-lunch-slump.
- A healthy glow – all this alertness and burning calories helps your rosy glow too by bringing colour to your cheeks and making pores smaller.