teaching our kids is thirsty work

teaching our kids is thirsty work

Many people would agree that teachers are under paid, over worked, and simply under appreciated for the incredible job they do educating our children.

Contrary to popular myth teachers work long hours and are often time poor, rushing between lessons and monitor duty in the playground during their breaks. This can lead to another “underism” – the under hydrated teacher.

Maintaining good hydration is critical in all walks of life and the opposite, dehydration, leads to fatigue, lack of concentration, poor performance, irritability, headaches, and dizziness – not characteristics we would normally want to see in our teachers.

Forward thinking school Principals have realised the importance of keeping their teaching staff refreshed and well hydrated by providing a quick and convenient means of getting an instant hot or cold drink with a BIBO Water Bar.

The BIBO Water bar is a stylish, compact water dispenser providing instant filtered, purified, chilled and boiling water on tap for busy teachers on the go. It can be located where and when they need it as long as there is a power supply and mains water in the vicinity.

Making a great tasting cup of coffee, tea, soup, or instant noodles takes seconds saving invaluable time waiting around to fill and boil the kettle. Teachers have more time to take a well earned break or get on with their day.

During summer months in particular having instant filtered, purified and chilled water available on tap is a bonus. Teachers can quickly fill their own water bottles to have on their desk or carry during playground duty.

Water from a BIBO always tastes amazing and fresh which encourages teachers to drink more, staying refreshed and hydrated. And they are helping eliminate plastic water bottles from our environment.

Here are some of the growing list of schools around Australia turning on to BIBO:

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College – International Grammar School – Andale School – Loreto College – Shore School – SCEGS Redlands – Monte Cecelia College – PLC College –  Riverview College – Lourdes Hill College – St Phillips Christian College – St Peters Primary School – Radfield College – Moriah College – Kincoppal School

BIBO would like to say a big thank you to teachers everywhere for the awesome job they do and offer schools a FREE, NO OBLIGATION 30 day trial of a BIBO Water Bar.

Call 1300 002 426 today to arrange delivery to your school (conditions apply).

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cold and flu remedies with BIBO

cold and flu remedies with BIBO

Keep colds and flu at bay with a BIBO.

It’s that time of the year again – cold and flu season is here.

But with good hydration and nutrition you can help prevent winter colds and flu.

When the temperature dives you should be drinking plenty of water, herbal teas and nourishing soups. Doctors say staying hydrated can help to stave off infections.

Water constantly flushes harmful toxins out through the lymph system.

And drinking hot black or green tea with lemon and honey is also a great way to keep germs at bay.

When you breathe in steam from hot drinks it stimulates the cilia – the hair follicles in the nose – to move out germs more efficiently. Lemon thins mucus, and honey is antibacterial – a perfect combination.

If you catch the sniffles in China, you are likely to be served ginger tea. Chinese herbalists have been prescribing this remedy for centuries. They claim ginger tea can miraculously cure colds, relieve headaches, combat nausea, improve circulation and fight certain viruses.

Not a tea drinker? Then any warm liquid – including chicken soup – can help relieve cold and flu symptoms. Heated drinks help loosen congestion and stimulate the flow of mucus, as well as keep you hydrated.

And researchers have recently discovered what grandmothers have suspected all along – that the ingredients in chicken soup (including the chicken stock, carrot, onion, and celery) might actually have a medicinal effect on the body’s immune system. Chicken soup was found to ease the inflammation caused by cold viruses.

But whatever you choose – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup or noodles – it tastes so much better with filtered, purified boiling water on tap.

A BIBO Water Bar delivers instant purified chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button.

There’s no waiting for that noisy kettle to boil. With BIBO you can make piping hot drinks and soups at any time – night or day.

So why not beat the winter blues this season with a BIBO.

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City2Surf fun run can be thirsty work: hydration is key

City2Surf fun run can be thirsty work: hydration is key

Sunday Herald City2Surf 2016

The countdown is on to the world famous City2Surf – and thousands of professional athletes and weekend warriors are now in training for the world’s largest fun run. This year marks the 47th running of the event – with more than 60,000 expected to line up next Sunday, August 13.

The City2Surf from the Sydney CBD to Bondi has become one of the most loved and largest community events in the world.

It’s now widely recognised as a ‘bucket-list’ item for serious runners and adventure lovers globally. But don’t be fooled – the 14km course can be gruelling – especially in the heat. You must ensure you have sufficiently trained for the event or have allowed enough lead up time to prepare for the event and organisers warn that heat stress and exhaustion are common when competing on a hot day. They advise all entrants to be well hydrated before and during the race.

Dehydration can cause muscle cramps – often your body’s way of telling you need more water. Your body loses fluids when you work or exercise in the heat, and that can make you more likely to cramp. This may be partly because your muscles need water, but it’s also because you sweat out important minerals called electrolytes – sodium, potassium, and calcium – that help the cells in your muscles work the way they should.

What better way to stay hydrated than with a BIBO Water Bar? With a BIBO Water Bar you can fill your sports bottle with an endless supply of chilled filtered water. This cool, compact benchtop dispenser filters and purifies your tap water providing pristine chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button. BIBO uses the latest technology in multistage carbon filtration to remove tastes, odours, heavy metals, chlorine, microorganisms, and other nasties from tap water leaving the good minerals behind. It’s unique ultraviolet lamp system ensures water stays pure and fresh all the way to your sports bottle.

You can have peace of mind that the water you’re drinking is crystal clear and healthy – the perfect combination for a gruelling half-marathon! And just think of the money you’ll save on high-priced plastic bottled water, while helping to save the environment from plastic pollution.

Learn more about the City2Surf at www.city2surf.com.au – entries close soon so get involved, have fun and raise funds for a great cause!

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how Leanne Druery beat the odds… and won a BIBO

how Leanne Druery beat the odds… and won a BIBO

In the highly competitive world of real estate, Queensland’s Leanne Druery stands out from the crowd.

Earlier this year the high profile real estate executive from Gardian Real Estate in Mackay, beat a strong field of six finalists to win Elite Agent’s prestigious 2017 Transform Challenge.

This event – proudly supported by BIBO Water – puts competitors through a series of taxing challenges to find Australia’s most gifted agent.

Leanne’s win was remarkable in more ways than one.

In the past 12 months she lost her husband of 22 years to cancer and has had to balance her real estate career with being a good role model for two teenagers.

And if that is not enough, Leanne had to contend with cyclone Debbie which ripped through North Queensland in the middle of the three-month Transform Challenge event.

Leanne says she has gone from “someone who felt vulnerable and sad, to a woman on a mission.”

For her outstanding effort Leanne was handed the keys to a new Mercedes C350e – and won a silver BIBO Water Bar for her staff and clients as a bonus.

“The BIBO Water Bar has been an exciting addition to our office at Gardian Real Estate,” said Leanne.

“Every staff member enjoys the refreshing cold filtered water especially in our hot climate. Everyone’s water intake has increased and we are all enjoying the positive health benefits this brings. In addition to the cold water we have on tap, we equally enjoy the hot water for all our hot beverages.

“We cannot recommend BIBO enough, it’s a high quality machine that has become a great addition to our office.”


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how much water should you drink every day

how much water should you drink every day

A common recommendation is to drink six or eight 240ml glasses of water or other fluid every day.

But you may need more or less, depending on your age, gender, weight, how healthy you are, how much you exercise and how hot and dry the climate is.

You may sometimes need to drink more water than usual if you:

  • Exercise intensely, especially in a hot climate
  • Experience extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity, cold or high altitudes)
  • Are sick (such as flu) or have a health condition such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis or kidney disease).
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding

Kids need plenty of fluids as they can get dehydrated more easily than adults. And older people may need more fluids because of health conditions, including urinary tract infections.

The US Institute of Medicine recommends men get about 3.6 litres of water daily and women consume 2.6 litres – and that includes water from all foods and beverages.

The average person gets about 20% of their water for the day from food. An apple is 84% water, lettuce (95%) watermelon (92%), carrot (87%), bananas (74%) and broccoli (91%).

Even foods that you might not think of as moist, including some breads and minced beef, contain more than 50% water.

But when it comes to the crunch you can’t beat a glass of chilled, refreshing water to quench your thirst … and stay hydrated.

And for healthy, pure water on tap 24/7 you can’t go past BIBO.

BIBO provides instant filtered and purified water – at the perfect temperature – chilled, ambient and boiling – at the touch of a button.

It’s perfect as a water filtration system for home or office water dispenser.

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beat the summer heat with a BIBO water bar

beat the summer heat with a BIBO water bar

Surprise, surprise. Did you know that water is the main constituent of the human body?

It makes up for about 60% of body weight in adult males and 50-55% in females.

It’s no surprise then that water is essential for most body functions. To maintain a healthy lifestyle we depend on clean, drinkable, high quality water.

Every day we lose water in the form of water vapour in the breath we exhale and in our excreted sweat, urine, and stool. Small amounts of salts are also lost.

When we lose too much water, our bodies may become out of balance or dehydrated. And severe dehydration can lead to death.

Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in.

To maintain good health, we must remain hydrated.

According to health experts, a 60kg adult should consume about 2 litres of water a day – depending on climate, physical activity and culture.

And they say we should keep water available at all times – especially if you’re caring for an elderly person or young child.

Your body always needs water, but in the intense heat of an Australian summer, the need becomes more urgent.

A BIBO filtered water dispenser is the ideal way to beat the summer heat.

BIBO provides instant filtered, purified, chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button.

And with its advanced filter system BIBO eliminates the potential nasties from tap water, including pathogens and harmful bacteria.

With BIBO you enjoy the taste of pure, clean water.

When you try it, you’ll love it.

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