We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring National Shower Day.
National Shower Day was created to promote the benefits to both body, mind, environment and personal finances.
You may be someone who see taking a shower as purely functional and tackle each process methodically and as quickly as possible; or a person that lavish in the experience, indulging in a few extra minutes under the steam. Whichever type you may be, showering has now become part of our daily routine, but have you considered the benefits beyond hygiene and cleanliness? Research shows that showering provides many benefits to both body, mind, environment and your finances.
Personal Well Being Benefits of Showering.
Morning showers are a great way to give you the rejuvenating burst of energy you need to start your day.
Washes away toxins
While we sleep, toxins are discarded from our system through our sweat. Taking a shower in the morning washes them away.
If you wake with a racing heart, stressing about the overwhelming number of things you have to do that day, then taking a morning shower is a great way to alleviate this feeling. Taking a colder shower increases our intake of oxygen. Increasing the oxygen supply to the brain decreases stress levels.
Relieves a cough
If you are suffering from a cough, taking a shower in the morning may give you some relief. The steam from a warm morning shower will loosen the mucus that accumulates while we sleep and put you at ease within minutes.
Improved blood circulation
Morning showers improve your blood’s circulation. The running water causes your blood to rush to your skins surface. Good blood circulation plays an important role in our health as proper blood circulation contributes to the transferring of nutrients to parts of your body. When your body is lacking good circulation, conditions such as hypertension and varicose veins can occur. This is why hydrotherapy, a therapeutic use of water, is a common tool to improve blood circulation.
Research shows that taking a shower before bed will help you fall asleep more easily. In an article in Time.com, Abigail Abrams explains that body temperature is a key component in regulating circadian rhythm, the inner clock that tells the body when to feel sleepy or wide-awake. By warming the body, you can help bring on sleep as long as there’s enough time to cool down afterwards. Taking a warm relaxing shower about an hour and a half before you go to bed is the perfect way to help you drift-off.
A clean bed
Do you really want to sleep with all the grime, sweat and germs you have picked up during the day? Showering before slipping into bed ensures you won’t be stewing all night with the dirt you gathered all day. A pre-bed shower will also reduce the amount of laundry you have to do, if you are clean and fresh before you climb in to bed.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, washing your face before bed helps reduce breakouts, improves your moisturiser’s efficiency, helps prevents wrinkles and lessens your chance of eye infections. This may not be exclusive to showering but doing them together is much easier.
Improved morning routine
A morning shower is certainly a great way to wake you up, but so is a cold splash of water on the face and a cup of coffee. By taking you daily shower in the evening, you free up time in the morning for other things – be it meditation, reading, quality time with the family or simply an extra half hour of sleep.
Environmental Benefits of Showering.
There are some eye-opening statistics related to our use of resources. Electricity, gas and water are all frequently, regularly and, in all cases, too much. Shockingly, the average person in England and Wales can use up to 150 litres of water every day. Water use accounts for six per cent of Britain’s annual carbon emissions and almost ninety per cent of that is from heating household water.
If a person were to spend the night in a hotel, it is estimated that this person could feasibly use over one thousand litres of water through using a swimming pool, the sauna and taking several baths and showers. Using a shower rather than a bath can save a staggering thirteen thousand litres of water each year.
Thankfully, due to increased scientific studies into our impact on the planet and a growing culture of awareness, people are becoming more and more motivated to reduce waste as much as possible. Saving water can be a great first step as it is undoubtedly environmentally friendly and also one of the best ways of reducing expensive energy bills. Electric showers are one of the many ways to begin to help the environment.
Electric showers work by only heating the amount of water that is required at one given time; the cold water from the mains is pumped through the shower unit where the electric element heats the water very quickly. When the person is finished using the shower, the water stops being heated and so there is little or no wasted hot water. This means electric showers can be very economical compared to heating a large tank of water to supply a shower, where much of the water will be left to go cold, which is wasteful and inefficient.
Whilst some showers have a power output of up to 10.5kW, electric showers that have a power flow of 8.5kW tend to be the most popular. These provide a good balance between the enjoyment of a quality shower whilst working with environmental and economic considerations in mind. It doesn’t have to be about compromising or cutting one thing out; electric showers can provide the best of both worlds.
Whilst electric showers undoubtedly make much more environmental sense than using baths or other shower types, there are still further ways to decrease your carbon footprint. People who do not have electric showers can fit their shower with a lower flow head which, according to the not-for-profit organisation Water wise, will cut hot water use and help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a third. However, you should always check that any eco shower head is compatible with your shower and that is doesn’t invalidate your warranty before you use it.
Switching from a power shower to electric showers can save up to twelve thousand litres of water each year – that is almost the equivalent of a year’s worth of baths, twenty pounds in bills or 150 kilograms of carbon dioxide! Possibly the best way to save energy when using an electric shower is to try to reduce a minute of your shower time which could amount to saving up to 3,300 litres of water annually or enough energy to heat six thousand cups of coffee.
A really interesting and thought provoking statistic is that if everyone in England, Scotland and Wales decided to reduce the time they spend in the shower by one minute, there would be enough water saved to supply the cities of London, Birmingham and Leeds for an entire day. Whilst electric showers are undoubtedly a good option, we can still take little actions ourselves to help the environment and the future of the planet.
The Financial Benefits of Showering.
Saving money by reducing your utilities makes sense and showering in five minutes or less conserves thousands of gallons of water every year, so you can shave dollars off of your bill every day by taking shorter showers. Even if you can’t get your daily ritual down to five minutes, shortening it from 20 to 10 will still save you plenty on your utility bill. If you can take cold showers!
Why are Shower Part Sponsoring national Shower Day?
ShowerPart Ltd has the largest range of replacement Shower Door Rollers, Shower Door Wheels and Shower Door Handles in the UK and delivers worldwide.
Rather than spending a fortune on a new shower enclosure when your doors stop moving smoothly or keep coming off you might want to consider doing something positive for the environment?
The environmental benefits of up-cycling are mammoth, aside from minimising the volume of discarded materials and waste being sent to landfill each year, it also reduces the need for production using new or raw materials which means a reduction in air pollution, water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and often a conservation of global resources.
Your investment in new shower parts does have a positive impact on our shared environment and is worth considering when you have a shower that needs a bit of DIY.
ShowerPart Ltd has the largest range of replacement Shower Door Rollers, Shower Door Wheels and Shower Door Handles in the UK and can deliver worldwide.
- same day dispatch on orders placed before 2pm Mon- Fri
- free 1st class delivery on all UK orders
- free part matching service
- Customer Service is available Monday to Friday.
We also specialise in Shower Door Handles and a variety of Shower Enclosure Parts.
We stock a large range of single wheel types, double wheels, pulleys, quick /easy release types and wheel diameters ranging from 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm etc all the way up to 55mm. Our shower parts are suitable for a wide variety of door types including curved shower door rollers and traditional straight glass door rollers. We really have got a replacement roller for almost every situation! Brands we stock include: Aqata, April, Aquadart, Aqualux, Aquasata, Atlas, Bathstore, Cooke & Lewis, Coram, Cressida, Daryl, Eastbrook, Elbee, Ideal Standard, Image, Kohler, Kermi, Koralle, Kudos, Lakes, Manhattan, Matki, Merlyn, Mira, Niagara, Roman, Novellini, Showerlux, Samo, Selecta, Simpson, Sovereign, Tivoli, Victoria Plumb, Wickes and many many more....
We are able to supply spare parts for most shower manufacturers and deliver with 95% of all orders despatched the same day so you get your shower up and running again and back to its best with as little down time as possible. If you have any difficulty locating the correct shower spare, please do not hesitate to contact us or better still use our handy part matching tool click here.
We supply to retail consumers as well as the trade throughout the UK, European Union and beyond – if you think your project is too much for yourself ask your tradesman to look at ShowerPart. Our products are made out of high-grade materials and have excellent durability and strength. Each of our products are subjected to a strict quality control procedure, before being sent to customers.
Contact us today via our website https://www.showerpart.co.uk/ we would love to help you save some money.
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