Many people intend to embark on a new fitness regime for 2013 – but is this all that’s needed to shed those pesky pounds? January is traditionally the month in which people are most motivated to start or resume exercise (at least for the first couple of weeks!), but the fact is, no fitness regime will have the effect that you want it to unless you also take a look at your diet. Even people who undertake regular, intense cardiovascular and strength training will struggle to lose inches and see results if they continue to consume sugary drinks and junk food, or fail to give their bodies sufficient nutrients. Water is the foundation of a good diet and you can make an important first step towards improving your diet by simply drinking more water from the water coolers at work! Fill up a jug in the morning and then keep sipping from it. If you're going for a run after work or intend to work out at lunch, fill up a portable workout bottle from the mains fed water cooler and keep hydrated throughout. It's important to be hydrated before and during exercise so that your body has all the H20 it needs to function. You'll really feel a difference when you exercise hydrated – your energy will improve and your performance and recovery may improve too. Also aim to eat more water by upping your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables. These foods are basically made up of water, fibre and a vast range of beneficial vitamins and minerals, which nourish and support your body. Replace sugary drinks water and cordial, and replace snack and junk foods with vegetable crudités and dips, fresh fruit smoothies, hard-boiled eggs, tuna, salads, fruit and yoghurt, nuts and other healthy treats. You'll drop some pounds, your energy levels and immune system should improve, and you may notice benefits for your skin, too. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.