water temperature

Living in a healthy manner is a subjective subject. Health can be defined as various expressions by different individuals. As such, we explore something less subjective – the impact of water temperature on the body.


Cold Water


More often consumed on when one is hot or thirsty – cold water is a great way to thermoregulate the body when there is excess heat generated. The most common time this occurs is when during warmer days or when there is exercise involved. The cold water also serves to replenish fluids lost to perspiration.


On the note of cold water, it is more effective to consume chilled water rather than ice cold water as your body would need to normalise the temperature for use. Chilled water still goes through normalisation processes but at the same time serves to cool the body down. In the case of ice cold water, it serve to shock the system and cause cramping. This normalisation process actually burns calories and as such can help boost your metabolism.


The taste of cold water is also more palatable to those beginning their path to the recommended daily intake of water – being roughly 8 cups.



Room Temperature Water


Room Temperature (or ambient) Water is beneficial for digestion. Warm water assists in flushing our hardened minerals and fats that do not serve the body positively. In this flushing process it also serves to ensure regular bowel movements.
As room temperature water is more easier for the body to process through its lack of need for thermoregulation for the body – it can help with relaxation of body parts and function processes in the body. An example of this is that of relaxation of blood vessels affording better blood circulation.


Room temperature water is also the temperature of choice for singers and voice actors as it serves to relax and warm the vocal chords.



Hot and Warm Water


Conversely to cold water, ambient water can help negate and even subdue cramping by regulating body temperature. Studies show that the introduction of heat to the body – internal or external (as with a hot water bottle) – pain receptors get deactivated in favour of the heat receptors.


Warm water also offers the benefit of assisting during a detox. As the aim of a detox is to remove toxins in the body, the warm water helps to promote perspiration – stimulating the removal of toxins from the body. Toxins get removed through sweat and which is in turn replaced with warm water.


If you want to ensure you and your local environment stay hydrated – be it with cold, ambient or warm water – contact us on 021 813 6631 or alternatively email us at contact@thewatercoolercompany.co.za.