Posts Tagged ‘Cairns’

Why You Should Drink Water

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Do you know why you should drink water? It is one of the key factors in keeping your body healthy and vibrant, yet one of the most overlooked. Most people really don’t drink enough water and don’t realise the implications it has on their health. Here in Far North Queensland where we have hot temperatures all year round, it is very easy to become dehydrated which I have written about previously. The video below is a great reminder of the importance in keeping the body hydrated and the consequences if we don’t.

Many minor irritations to your day to day living can be linked to dehydration and I expect that many people are completely unaware that drinking water could be the simple cure that alleviates most of them.

Benefits of Drinking Water

  • Increases metabolism
  • Aids stronger mental capacity
  • Hydrates the skin leading to a fresher and more youthful appearance
  • Helps to thin the blood, leading to greater cardiovascular health and a lower risk of heart attack
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Natural headache remedy
  • Prevents cramping and aching during and after exercise
  • Helps to increase bone strength
  • Helps you to lose weight
  • aids in digestion and maintaining regularity

The video below is a great reminder of the importance in keeping the body hydrated and the consequences if we don’t.

Staying hydrated is the best way to flush toxins from the body and keep you motivated, healthy and strong. Make sure you are drinking the correct amount of water each and every day and you will live a wonderful and refreshed life.

If you require any information on filtered water for your home or business then please feel free to contact us. I am certain we can be of service.

Turmeric Water- Lifes Golden Elixir

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Turmeric Water – Lifes golden elixir is something that you can take daily with great health benefits. Water is amazing and completely necessary to keep you functioning, it will help detoxify your body as well as keeping you hydrated. Drinking warm water helps your body to absorb the nutrients of anything that you add to the water.

We all have heard that drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is wonderful for your body but turmeric is another amazing natural way to boost your health. Turmeric is packed full of goodness and  antioxidants.

Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is found in Turmeric it is the element that gives it the bright yellow colour. It is an anti-inflammatory which means it can be helpful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, reducing the inflammation and therefore alleviating the pain.

Disorders of the digestive system may also be relieved with the consumption of turmeric water as curcumin stimulates the production of bile which is necessary for good digestion. When the body has the ability to digest foods properly the system can remove toxins much easier therefore also aiding the liver to function far better.

In Ayurvedic medicine Turmeric is known as a natural asprin therefore drinking the infused water can help with headaches or any other aches and pains. Mother nature has provided some amazing plants for us to use for healing and general health maintenance we just seem to forget more often than not. Some very simple habits will start to have a very positive impact on your life.

So why not start your day off with a warm glass of Turmeric water – Life’s golden elixir.

 

Recipe for Warm Lemon & Turmeric Water

Ingredients:

1/2 Lemon

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric

Cup of warm water

 

Instructions:

Squeeze lemon and put into cup.

Add turmeric and stir well.

Add warm water.

You will probably need to continually stir as you drink as the turmeric will settle at the bottom of the cup.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

A Great Office Solution

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Do you want a great office solution to keep staff and clients happy? It is a known fact that when people are dehydrated they become grumpy and irritable, in actual fact dehydration is the main cause of moodiness, frustration and headaches. As our bodies become depleted of fluid we lose concentration and can’t think straight which in turn leads to irritability and lack of focus.

Just imagine everyone happy, joyous and focused on what they are doing. Something as simple as a glass of water can help very much in this goal. Increasing fluid intake just by a couple of glasses of water each day will  improve your long-term health and keep your organs working at their optimum performance levels. No more grumpy customers! that would make such a difference in everyone’s day….

We speak to many people each and every day whilst we are visiting clients and servicing our coolers and one of the most common thing we are told is that once the cooler was installed everyone increased the amount of water they drank and they were less inclined to drink sugary carbonated drinks. They also felt that having the cooler there encouraged them to drink more.

Our water coolers come with cool and cold or hot and cold options. So if you are wanting to serve hot beverages you have boiling water on tap without turning on a kettle. That is great for businesses where staff have a 10-minute tea break as they don’t have to wait around for a kettle to boil to make their cuppas.

Our coolers are great office solutions where clients and customers are waiting around for services such as doctors, dentists, and other medical waiting rooms, Mechanics workshops, hotel lobbies, in fact pretty much anywhere that has access to water and a power point.

Our rental plans start at as little as $10 per week + GST with no locked in contract and a seven-day free trial. We service Far North Queensland from Innisfail to Mossman and the Tablelands.

Give us a call or contact us today to start your FREE TRIAL….

How Spending $10 Per Week Will Improve Your Profits

Friday, March 4th, 2016

I want to show you how spending $10 per week will improve your profits and make your business stand out from the rest.  It doesn’t matter what type of business you have. Everyone can benefit from this and it may surprise you.

Did you know that dehydration is the number one cause of daytime fatigue, well most people actually don’t. 75% of the adult population suffer from chronic dehydration, now that number is huge. Here are just a few facts about water consumption and why everyone needs to be encouraged to drink more water.

  1. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  2. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day (half of that coming from food and drinks other than plain water) could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  3. A tiny  2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  4. Researchers from the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory found that even mild dehydration alters a person’s mood, energy levels, and mental function.

So when you look at those statistics you can see why you are not getting 100% from your staff and probably yourself. I am not saying that they are deliberately not working to their full potential, what I am saying is that they are more than likely not even aware that they are dehydrated.  99% of employers supply tea and coffee to their staff for break times which is wonderful. However, caffeine has been shown to contribute to dehydration. Most people will have a bottle of coke or some soft drink while on a break and all of these things are all making the situation worse.

We live in one of the hottest parts of Australia and many people just get used to the climate but they don’t think about whether their water consumption is adequate for their daily activities.

As an employer wouldn’t you want to make sure your staff are hydrated enough to work at peak performance for their whole working day and not just the morning. We all know it gets to about 2 pm and the afternoon fuzzies move in, everyone slows down and starts yawning and clock watching to see how much longer they have before home time. What if you could stop that and have your staff attentive and productive all day.

I have the solution!

Let us install a  Filtered Water Cooler at your place of business. All this will cost you is $10 + GST each week. Just imagine how much happier your staff will be once they are properly hydrated. Our research has found that once a cooler is installed the average person notices that their water consumption goes up by approximately 300 to 500%, people just automatically keep filling their bottles up and are much more focused and alert.

We install the cooler and service it every 13 weeks so you don’t have to do a thing.

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  • You filter your own tap water – a never ending supply of quality fresh water.
  • You help the environment – reducing plastic packaging and your carbon footprint.
  • All you need is water and power – we do the rest and installation is included.
  • From less than $1.60 a day you can enjoy a constant supply of cool, filtered water at your premises.
  • FREE 7 DAY TRIAL OFFER – CONTACT US TODAY!

 

That is how spending $10 per week  will improve your profits.

Rock Formations Become a Tourist Attraction

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Rock Formations become a tourist attraction in Far North Queensland. We spend our days travelling around Far North Queensland taking care of our clients filtered water coolers. We love our job and some days are extra special like yesterday. It was a beautiful day in Far North Queensland and we had to make a trip to Port Douglas to install a cooler and service many of our other coolers in the area. After seeing something on Facebook about the rocks that had appeared along the coastal road between Cairns and Port Douglas, we decided to look out for them. It didn’t take us long to spot them, the cars along the roadside were an instant giveaway.

Wow, the sight was a lot bigger than we expected. Due to the dangers of just pulling over and having to cross the road we decided to wait until the return trip to stop, that way we would be travelling in the correct direction to pull over safely.

It really has become quite the tourist attraction, there would have easily been more than a dozen cars stopped with people taking pictures and posing with these man-made structures. Each day as more and more people stop the amount increases. Well, who would stop and not add their little piece of art to the collection. I think this is just wonderful. Everyone was smiling with sheer delight and posing with the beautiful natural beauty of Far North Queensland.

The Cairns post has written an article on the formations that are growing by the day, that is until nature decides they will be no more and removes them with a high tide or storm. They are located on the Captain Cook Highway between Pebbly and Ellis Beaches.

Here are some of the pictures that we took of the wonderful rock formations. Click on each picture to enlarge it.

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Great Flavoured Water Ideas

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Detox-waterWater is necessary for optimum health but many people don’t actually like the taste of water alone so here are a few great flavoured water ideas.

When you add natural flavours to your water you are getting the health benefits of those additional items as well as the goodness of the water. Many of the flavoured water drinks purchased from the supermarket are loaded with sugar which does your body no favours.

So here are some great flavoured water ideas for you to try.

  1. Lemon water is probably one of the most popular flavoured waters to try as it is a known fact that lemon has a wonderful detoxing effect on the body. Great for people that want to lose weight as it breaks down the fats that we have consumed.
  2. Mint is a great additive to your water, not only is it really refreshing but it also is a muscle relaxant so it will help relax those tight cramped up stomach muscles and improve the flow of bile.
  3. Apple & Cinnamon is also a great flavoured water Idea as apples are filled with vitamins and research is proving that cinnamon is known to  stabilize the  blood sugar levels which in turn  increases the metabolism of glucose.  Cinnamon helps prevent the storage of fat by lowering the blood sugar levels.

You could really use any fruit, they all have health benefits and will be much better than any artificial flavour enhancer. The really great thing about making your own flavoured water is you choose the flavour that suits you. There are so many wonderful combinations and additions. you could use any of the following or a combination.

Blueberries, raspberries, orange, lemon, lime, strawberries, cucumber, pineapple, watermelon, ginger, mint or cinnamon. Something else that is great to do is to blend up your fruit choices in a blender and then freeze them into ice cube trays like below. That way you always have something on hand to add to your water. There is nothing better than a tall glass of fruit infused water on a warm summer day.

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So when your child asks for cordial next time why not make them a natural flavoured drink that won’t affect their behaviour or ruin their teeth. Even better get them to help you make the fruit cubes and they will find it exciting and fun.

 

Your Water Footprint

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

water footprintWhat is your Water Footprint? Now is the time for us all to take responsibility for how much of our resources we are each responsible for using. Many of us living in first world countries take our water supply for granted but did you know that numerous studies have shown that if we do not start conserving our water supply in the not too distant future we could also be facing shortages like many other countries in the world.

Can you imagine life without clean fresh water. That is becoming a strong possibility if we don’t start to rethink how we use each and every precious drop.

The water footprint measures how much water is used to produce the goods and services we use. It can be measured for a single process, such as growing rice, for a product, such as a pair of shoes, for the fuel we put in our car, or for an entire multi-national company. The water footprint can also tell us how much water is being consumed by a particular country – or globally – in a specific river basin or from an aquifer.

Water footprints are used much in the way that carbon footprints are used to measure climate change contributions, the water footprint gives a better picture of how water is being used. Now are you interested to see what an impact you are making on the environment with Your Water Footprint?

Find out how much water you are using with the personal water footprint calculator.

Why You Should Filter Your Tap Water

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

There are many reasons why you should filter your tap water. We all know that we need to drink lots of water, but did you know that the body is made up of  65% water therefore it is a necessity to keep hydrated. Water is  essential to health,  the trouble is, drinking tap or even spring water could be giving your body more than you bargained for. There are many variables in our tap water this includes things like local council regulations, water source, age of pipes, location and many other things that have an impact on the quality of water you are actually drinking. Here are a few reasons why you should filter your tap water.

TASTE AND ODOUR:  Chlorine is generally the most common cause to bad tasting water although unpleasant tastes and odours can be caused by a variety of conditions. Other factors such as high mineral content and decaying organic matter (most common in cul-de-sac sites on municipal supplies and in tank water). Carbon filters will generally improve this condition but sometimes it may be necessary to install a reverse osmosis purifier and/or ultra violet sterilizer.

HEAVY METALS: There are many heavy metals that can be present in your water supply. Combinations of mercury, sulphates, nitrates, lime, aluminium, lead, arsenic,  and other compounds can be present. All of these can be a threat to your health.

CHLORINE: Chlorine is added to water supplies to kill pathogens and bacteria. In some cases it is necessary to do so to make sure we are consuming disease free water. The problem is that it causes drinking water to have an unpleasant taste and smell, Chlorine has also been linked to  heart disease and cancer. Carbon filters will reduce chlorine and its associated taste and odour as well as giving you good, fresh tasting water. Carbon filters will also enhance the flavor of food, tea, coffee and other beverages.

BACTERIA: Bacteria can be a problem especially in tank or creek water supplies. Clean, clear, good tasting water is not an indication of bacteria free water. An ultra violet filter, complete with sediment and chemical reduction filters will provide good quality drinking water from these sources.

It makes sense, buy a filter… or be a filter

SEDIMENT: Sediment is usually only a problem in older areas where pipes are old or when there is tank systems or creek water supplies  Generally a Pre-filtration  purifier will normally take care of this problem. Sometimes a sediment reduction filter may be needed within the whole house.

CRYPTOSPORIDIUM AND GIARDIA: Cryptosporidium and Giardia may be present in any of our water supplies. Poisoning is not very nice and Symptoms of infection include stomach cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and headaches. The effects can last up to two weeks. Cryptosporidium and Giardia can be removed from water by ultra-fine carbon filtration.

So you can see why you should always make sure that you filter your tap water.