Make the best choice for your health this winter and do not forget to drink the daily recommended quantity of water. Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in the body. We are all aware that drinking more water during the summer months is extremely important. But, did you know that drinking sufficient quantity of water during winter is almost equally essential? Staying hydrated is essential for winter wellness, even if we don’t feel the need to drink as much water as we do in summer. A refreshing glass of water is not always our first choice of drink in the cold winter days. As temperatures drop in winter, we often reach for something warm, like tea or coffee. However, this intuitive choice is not always the right decision to make. Signs of dehydration are seen during the winter season in a form of dry skin and chapped lips. Body dehydration inhibits the proper functioning of the immune system and thus we become more inclined to contracting colds and flu. Therefore, you need to drink enough water to stay healthy in these cold periods. Whether you are at school, home or at work, it is still important to make sure you are drink around 8 glasses of water a day. While this is not an exact science, it will ensure that you are consuming close to enough for your body, just remember that fi you are performing any strenuous physical activity, you should up the amount of water you drink throughout the day. At Drinking Water Fountains, we offer a range of drinking water fountains that are suitable for most environments. Have a look at our fantastic indoor options as well as the brands we are associated with. Our aim is to provide customers with hassle free and fresh drinking water. Feel free to contact us 021 813 6631 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Global warming, climate change or extreme weather, call it what you want, the effects are being felt around the world. Cape Town is in the midst of a four-year-long drought, which has seen households limited to 50 litres of water per person per day. To put that in perspective; it equates to a third of the per person consumption in the UK. With the news that the South-East of the UK is heading for a drought after two years of poor rainfall, we thought we would share a few tips on how to save water to ensure that our taps don’t run dry. Here they are: 1. Only use the dishwasher and washing machine when they are full These appliances are becoming more and more water-friendly, however, on average a dishwasher uses between 12 and 20 litres per load. If you wash a full load of dishes in a dishwasher, you will save more water than washing by hand. The same goes for washing clothes. 2. Limit your time in the shower A 4-minute long shower uses 45 litres of water, limiting your time in the shower is one of the best ways to save water 3. Hire a good Plumber A good plumber will be able to fix any leaking pipes or toilets, which can use up to 400 litres per day if left unfixed. In the long run; it will save you money as well as saving water. 4. Make small cuts Cutting back on water usage around the house by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth, using grey water to water gardens and only flushing the toilet when necessary will help reduce your water usage drastically We encourage you to become water-wise this summer. If you want to ensure hydration while making sure you don’t waste water, contact us on 0845 500 4455 or alternatively email us at email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Living in a healthy manner is a subjective subject. Health can be defined as various expressions by different individuals. As such, we explore something less subjective – the impact of water temperature on the body. Cold Water More often consumed on when one is hot or thirsty – cold water is a great way to thermoregulate the body when there is excess heat generated. The most common time this occurs is when during warmer days or when there is exercise involved. The cold water also serves to replenish fluids lost to perspiration. On the note of cold water, it is more effective to consume chilled water rather than ice cold water as your body would need to normalise the temperature for use. Chilled water still goes through normalisation processes but at the same time serves to cool the body down. In the case of ice cold water, it serve to shock the system and cause cramping. This normalisation process actually burns calories and as such can help boost your metabolism. The taste of cold water is also more palatable to those beginning their path to the recommended daily intake of water – being roughly 8 cups. Room Temperature Water Room Temperature (or ambient) Water is beneficial for digestion. Warm water assists in flushing our hardened minerals and fats that do not serve the body positively. In this flushing process it also serves to ensure regular bowel movements. As room temperature water is more easier for the body to process through its lack of need for thermoregulation for the body – it can help with relaxation of body parts and function processes in the body. An example of this is that of relaxation of blood vessels affording better blood circulation. Room temperature water is also the temperature of choice for singers and voice actors as it serves to relax and warm the vocal chords. Hot and Warm Water Conversely to cold water, ambient water can help negate and even subdue cramping by regulating body temperature. Studies show that the . . .
Is the drought over? Well, rain is finally falling in the Mother City and the prediction is that there will be more rainfall over the winter period compared to the data from the previous four years; although it is too difficult to predict a higher level of rainfall occurring this winter. This comes as the recorded rainfall for the period for January to May was 10 millimetres higher than the long-term average. But unfortunately this doesn’t mean that the drought is over. Predicting the level of rainfall for a year involves looking for trends in data from previous years. This trend data, from the last 80 years, shows that the rainfall during April is a strong indicator for the level of rain that will fall throughout the rest of the year. According to this data as well as some rather complex probability mathematics show that 2018 will have a rather average level of rainfall. Although rainfall is an improvement, the Dam levels are still below the acceptable level to declare the drought over. Current data puts the average dam levels at 29.8% - which takes into account the average of all dams which supply the city. This is almost 10% up from the dam level of 2017, which was at 19.6%. Day Zero is defined by dam levels reaching a level of 13.5%, as of May, Day Zero is still forecast as early as September, however, with the promise of a rainy winter season is to be expected to move to 2019. Current trends are showing that water usage is decreasing and the restriction limiting individuals to 50l per day is still in place. So we are not out of the drought just yet and we have to continue with our water saving efforts – you can see our water saving tips in our first Drought article - which can be found on our website. If we all work together, we will come out on top and put an end to the Cape Town drought. For more information on water and water fountains visit our website. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .