Intentions for a Healthier & Eco-Friendlier Self

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We hope that 2020 is off to a great start. It’s a new year AND a new decade! What better time to set goals for your future? New Year’s resolutions seem to be the most popular way of doing this, but maybe they’re too restrictive and a better way to make improvements is to set intentions. An intention is more about awareness of the present versus reflecting on all the wrong doings of the past year and then setting resolutions to fix them.

Everyone’s journey is different, which is why each person’s intentions are personal and uniquely diverse. However, there are a couple of things that most of us can probably agree we want to improve on in the future, not just the new year, including being healthier and eco-friendlier. Those may feel like grandiose goals, but don’t worry, the Quench Water Experts are here to provide tips on how you can get closer to achieving them.

Our top intention is to improve the lives of our customers, helping them to be healthier and more hydrated, as well as make eco-friendly water choices.

How to Be Healthier

Our health is our most important asset, ergo the saying, “health is wealth,” and there are countless steps you can take to becoming healthier. You can eat more fruits and vegetables, take vitamins, get more sleep, exercise daily, etc. but one of the most important steps, and the one we focus on here at Quench, is staying hydrated.

Drinking water is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles. Because staying hydrated throughout the day is so important, and many people spend most of their day at work, staying hydrated at work is a must. Plus, it helps improve your productivity, mood, memory, energy level, and clarity. But studies suggest that almost 80% of employees believe they don’t drink enough water at work.

The three main reasons for why people struggle to stay hydrated at work:

  1. Lack of time to get water while working
  2. Having to pay for water at work
  3. Disliking the taste of the water at work

The easiest and most environmentally friendly way to keep employees, customers, and guests hydrated is to strategically place a bottleless water cooler(s) throughout your workplace. Consider placing them in high-traffic areas where people are most likely to gather, like the break room, lobby, or cafeteria. That way, you know the water cooler will get used and you’re not making employees and guests go out of their way to get a drink. Plus, placing the water cooler(s) in common areas will stimulate conversation. Studies suggest that employees who converse around the water cooler are 10-15% more productive because they feel a part of a team. Naturally, this is called the “water cooler effect.”

One of the greatest things about bottleless water coolers is that they eliminate the need for water delivery services like 5-gallon plastic jugs or single-use plastic water bottles because they connect directly to a building’s existing water line and deliver filtered water straight from the municipal supply. Water delivery services can be costly to the bottom line, the environment, and even result in injuries at the workplace, which is why many employers that use them pay extra to dispense bottles or charge their employees for bottled water. With a bottleless water cooler, you can get unlimited filtered water for free. Some bottleless water coolers, also known as point-of-use (POU) water machines, can even dispense sparkling and flavored water… it’s like having LaCroix® on tap.

As water connoisseurs, we’re not surprised that bad tasting water also makes the list for top reasons why people struggle to stay hydrated at work. It’s simple, really; the better it tastes, the more you drink. That’s why we came up with tips to upgrade our water and crush our hydration goals – here are our favorites: 1) filter it 2) bubble it 3) flavor it.

How to Be Eco-friendlier

As plastic pollution continues to be an increasing global issue, most of us are trying to be eco-friendlier. Recently, there’s been a shift in plastic culture; moving from single-use plastics to reusable plastics. Entire towns, cities, and even countries have banned single-use plastics including bags, straws, and bottles (thankfully). This shift can have a huge impact in reducing plastic pollution, with approximately one trillion plastic bags, 500 billion plastic bottles, and 200 billion plastic straws purchased globally each year and less than half recycled.

So, how can we reduce our plastic consumption to be eco-friendlier? We can start by limiting the number of products we buy in single-use plastic packaging. Consider buying reusable cloth bags, stainless steel straws, and aluminum water bottles. By refilling a reusable water bottle, you can personally save an average of 156 plastic water bottles from being produced each year. Of course, you’ll need somewhere to refill your reusable water bottle – and that’s where Quench comes in!

The Quench Solution

At Quench, we provide filtered bottleless water coolers to our customers; helping them eliminate the use of bottled drinking water and the incumbent fossil fuel depletion, carbon emissions, and additional plastic waste. A standard Quench water cooler prevents approximately 150 five-gallon plastic water jugs, or 6,000 16 oz. single-use plastic water bottles, from ending up in landfills and waterways each year. By adding a Quench water cooler to your workplace, you are taking the next step to becoming an eco-friendlier individual and helping your company become a more sustainable business.

All of our bottleless water coolers come equipped with state-of-the-art filtration and sanititazion technologies that ensure your drinking water is rid of sediment, chemicals, odors, and off-tastes before it reaches your glass. Some of our filtered water dispensers, like the Q7 and Q5, come equipped with something extra special: quenchWATER+. quenchWATER+ is our Quench branded electrolyte and mineral infused water. Not only do the electrolytes and minerals make the water taste better, they also help hydrate you better – it’s a win-win! And if that’s not enough, we have filtered bottleless water coolers that dispense sparkling water, flavored sparkling water, and ice. With all these options, you’re sure to stay hydrated and healthy.

To learn more about how Quench can help you achieve your health and environmental goals, please visit our website.

In addition to striving to make our customers eco-friendlier, we also incorporate sustainable environmental practices in our operations wherever possible. Quench continually seeks to improve product offerings and business practices to reduce our carbon footprint.