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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the plastic problem

the plastic problem

It’s time to talk about plastic

According to the World Economic Forum ‘there will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050’ Plastic pollution in oceans causes at least one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals to die each year, as well as carrying invasive species that threaten native ecosystems. Ocean plastic also absorbs toxic chemicals that then enter the food chain and are linked with health problems in humans including cancer, malformation and infertility.

The charity Plastic Oceans estimates that by 2050, the amount of plastics produced globally will increase three times to 1,124 million tons.

The UK alone uses over 5 million tonnes of plastics each year, of which just 24% is currently being recycled. This figure needs to increase, particularly as nearly all types of plastic can now be recycled but often aren’t due to logistical and economic reasons.

what are the solutions

As with every issue in today’s world, it all comes down to Economics. The World Economic Forum said ‘the only way to avoid a disaster is to massively improve the economics and uptake of recycling. That means giving people incentives to collect plastic garbage and recycle, use reusable packaging, and encourage countries to drastically improve their waste collection infrastructure, to avoid plastic garbage leaking into the nature.

The Natural Resources Defence Council of the US agrees that we need to tackle this issue on both individual and industrial levels, saying that ‘the most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place. We all need to do our fair share to stop plastic pollution: individuals need to recycle and never litter, but producers of single use plastic packaging need to do more too. We need producers to design packaging so that it is fully recyclable, and so there is less waste. We also need producers to help cover the costs of keeping their products out of the ocean.’

so what can you do now to help

Dispense with single-use plastic bottles and cups! Whilst the quantities of plastic being released into our oceans and the harm being done to us and our environment can be concepts too huge to get your head around, a manageable and practical place to start looking at helping to reduce the plastic burden on our oceans is one’s own consumption of the stuff. Get your freshly purified water from a BIBO rather than buying plastic-bottled mineral water.

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every mothers little helper: Kylie Archer reviews the BIBO water bar

every mothers little helper: Kylie Archer reviews the BIBO water bar

Kylie Archer is a Sydney mum with two young little ones, who spends much of her time in the family kitchen.

Her popular website Kidgredients (www.kidgredients.com.au) features a host of nutritious and innovative children’s recipes guaranteed to tempt the fussiest little eaters.

To make life easy, Kylie recently installed the cool and compact BIBO Water Bar on her kitchen bench top.

In this video she explains why every mum should have one…

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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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