Get fit with the help of Yorkshire Water
Jan 3 2009 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
YORKSHIRE Water is urging people to follow a healthier lifestyle in 2009 – without going to the gym.
Instead the company says ‘do it yourself’ by drinking plenty of its tap water and enjoying the scenic delights of its reservoirs.
A spokeswoman for the Bradford-based company said: “It’s the new year, the resolutions have been made and people all over the region will be preparing to get fit, eat healthily and save money.
“Yorkshire Water has some handy tips to help you on your way.”
Instead of paying for gym membership, the company suggests people visit one of Yorkshire Water’s reservoirs for a spot of light walking, jogging or cycling.
Access to all reservoirs is free and there are more than 100 to visit.
The company also said people could save money by drinking tap water instead of bottled brands.
“Make sure you drink eight glasses of tap water a day to keep yourself hydrated,” said the spokeswoman.
“Drinking fresh water not only keeps you healthy, but assists with weight loss, regulates your body temperature and keeps your skin healthy.”
The company also urged people to make a new year’s resolution to keep their water bills in check.
“If you have a water meter, make yourself a promise to read it regularly throughout the year and inform Yorkshire Water of the latest reading.
“By keeping up-to-date with your readings, you guarantee that your bills are always accurate and not estimated.”
She said people could do this by calling 0800 1383773 for Yorkshire Water’s automated meter reading service or register the meter online at yorkshirewater.com/meter reading.
Customers could also save water.
By fitting a flush-saver device to their toilet cistern, householders can save a litre of water every time they flush the loo.
Installing a water butt to collect rainwater inn the garden could save 5,000 litres a year. Water saving tips are available at: Yorkshire water.com/do-one-thing.
The spokeswoman added that customers could also help keep pipes in good order by not tipping fats, oils and grease down the kitchen sink.
“Over time, fat can build up on the inside of the sewer pipe and can lead to blockages,” she said.
“Leave any excess fat to cool, pour it into a suitable container, add seeds or nuts, leave it to set and use it as a bid feeder.”
Yorkshire Water is one of the region’s largest landowners, with around 72,000 acres of land.
The land spans National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds.
Visit Yorkshire Water’s leisure and recreation area to download reservoir walks, cycle routes and bridleways as well as podcast guides and puzzles.
You can also discover where to go fishing and sailing and learn more about the diverse wildlife in the region.
Log onto : http://www.yorkshirewater.com/leisure-time.aspx