For many of us who make new year's resolutions, 'New Year, New You' is often top of the list. Be this taking on a new challenge or being healthier, the new year is a great time to embrace change. As we are now a couple of weeks into January however, how many of you are still managing to stick to your plans? If your resolution is to be healthier this year, there are a couple of ways we can certainly help to support you in your goal!
We all know that drinking water is good for us but do you know exactly why? The human body is actually comprised of around 60% water so it is vital we stay hydrated. Even mild dehydration can affect you mentally and physically so drinking water really is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Although there is little science behind the rule, experts recommend that we drink 8 glasses of water a day but with tap water not always tasting the best, many struggle to drink this amount. We appreciate also that not everyone likes the cost and environmental implications of bottled water. This is where we step in! To get the best tasting water, you can't go wrong with a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system. Installed in your home or workplace, you will always have clean, fresh drinking water available on tap. We have a range of Reverse Osmosis systems available so please get in touch to find out more.
As another extremely popular resolution, it's also worth noting that drinking plenty of water can help you lose weight. This is because water can make you feel more satisfied as well as boost your metabolic rate. By even slightly increasing your metabolism, you can increase the number of calories you burn on a daily basis. It is important to drink water at the right time however to really benefit. Drinking water half an hour before meals is the most effective as it can make you feel more full so that you eat fewer calories. Studies have shown that dieters who drank half a litre of water before meals lost 44% more weight over a period of 12 weeks than dieters who didn’t drink water before meals.
If you live in a hard water area, the mineral content of your water supply is very high. Not only will these minerals clog your pores and dry skin, water containing these will also not work too well with soap, leaving a film on your skin which is difficult to rinse away. You may have noticed the soap scum buildup on your shower or bath? Well this is the same scum which is left on your skin so it’s not surprising that this can cause dryness and irritation and problems with your skin health. Softened water does not have the mineral content of hard water so, when you look at the issues raised above, the benefits are immediately obvious. Also, as softened water works far better with detergents than hard water, you can get a better lather by using half the amount of soap, body wash or bubble bath. Washing in softened water will leave your skin feeling smooth and silky often without the need for additional moisturisers. A study by the University of Sheffield has found that exposure of skin to hard water can increase sensitivity to the kind of irritants found in soap products as the protective barrier is damaged. This can contribute to the development of eczema and mean that sufferers are much more sensitive to the effects of hard water than people with healthy skin. If you want to improve your skin health this year or are in search of that glow, the best thing you can do is to get a water softener installed. Take a look at our range of water softeners and get your installation booked!
So new year, new you? Don't give up on your goals and get in touch today!