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You either use a water filter or your body is one

April 2019


A word from Richard

So how many of you had an April Fool’s Joke played on you yesterday? Yep April already.

Our senior technician, Derek messaged the office yesterday morning "I'm extremely ill and won't be able to work for the next few day's". Straight away Pete set to work to re-book all the service's until Derek recovered. He even sent a get well message, "Just rest up until you're better. I've got you covered.". Fortunately just before Pete started calling, Derek sent the message back "April Fool. Got ya!" Yep Pete forgot it was the 1st of April.

So with Easter and School holidays coming up how are you all going with preparations? A nice relaxing fun time of no plans and anything goes sounds a good plan for me. Maybe even getting out on the Harley oh yeah. Anyone with young kids could do a super fun Easter egg hunt at the Perth Zoo. I reckon young kids would love it there hunting for Easter eggs don’t you!

I’m very proud in mentioning that both my kids are doing very well in life. Leah had a fantastic Yr11 school report recently. She seems very happy with school and also doing a lot of Netball, Basketball and in particularly doing extremely well with her Horse Riding events. It was super special recently surprising Leah by taking her Gran (my Mum), whilst visiting family in Perth, to watch her in a recent riding event where Leah came 2nd. The look on Leah’s face was priceless. Mum was so happy to have seen Leah ride and do so well. She couldn’t stop talking about it. Priceless.

Sydney is also doing extremely well in life. He’s been in a long term relationship for some time now, bought his second car recently, living, learning and loving the Big World of business etc in his fantastic job position doing just what he loves and the biggest thing for him coming up is his 19th Birthday in a few days Crickey… Yep 19.

Business is full steam ahead for us and we’re enjoying riding the wave as they say. We really enjoy our clients as they’re always so pleased to see us come in for services provided and then they’re always happy saying goodbye knowing they’ll see us again next time. Everyone has a story so dealing with lots of people all the time means you sure do get to learn a lot about people and what makes them tick. I hope this month brings all of you much success as well.

So there’s a quick blurb from my world and until next time remember; "You either use a water filter or your body is one!" Cheers cheers.

Richard Scholes


West Coast Water Filter Man

Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon.

When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometres per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have found.

Using a computer program, scientists simulated the chemistry that unfolds when the solar wind pelts the Moon's surface. As the Sun streams protons to the Moon, they found, those particles interact with electrons in the lunar surface, making hydrogen (H) atoms. These atoms then migrate through the surface and latch onto the abundant oxygen (O) atoms bound in the silica (SiO2) and other oxygen-bearing molecules that make up the lunar soil, or regolith. Together, hydrogen and oxygen make the molecule hydroxyl (OH), a component of water, or H2O

"We think of water as this special, magical compound," said William M. Farrell, a plasma physicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who helped develop the simulation. "But here's what's amazing: every rock has the potential to make water, especially after being irradiated by the solar wind.

Understanding how much water -- or its chemical components -- is available on the Moon is critical to NASA's goal of sending humans to establish a permanent presence there, said Orenthal James Tucker, a physicist at Goddard who spearheaded the simulation research.

"We're trying to learn about the dynamics of transport of valuable resources like hydrogen around the lunar surface and throughout its exosphere, or very thin atmosphere, so we can know where to go to harvest those resources," said Tucker, who recently described the simulation results in the journal JGR Planets.

This article can be found at ScienceDaily

Water facts

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Health Tip

This month's health tip brought to you by "Box 33" Adaptive Strength

Negative Effects of Dehydration

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated but do we know why? Water is our bodies secret weapon and while we know it’s important, we often forget to prioritise it. Without adequate hydration our body struggles to maintain peak physical and mental performance.

45-50% of body weight in females is water and 50-60% bodyweight in males. While the human body has been shown to survive up to 40 days without food however without water the body will survive at maximum a week. Luckily for us this is an unlikely situation to find yourself in but there are other reasons why hydration is important. Reviews have shown that an endurance athlete with as little dehydration as 2.5% of their overall bodyweight can reduce work capacity by 30% and as much as 45% for high intensity performances. These are huge numbers and just shows how important drinking water really is.

4 main reasons dehydration can have adverse effects on your physical and mental performance can be summarized as:

Reduction in blood volume

– can cause an increase in blood pressure. This occurs as dehydration reduces blood volume, your body has to compensate by retaining more sodium in the blood. When the blood becomes more concentrated and thicker it is more difficult to circulate causing your heart to work harder

Decreased sweat rate

– Sweat is one of the ways our bodies regulate temperature and is made up of 95% water. When you cannot effectively regulate temperature, you are putting yourself at risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion

Decreased heat dissipation

– Dehydration limits cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses. This leads to an increase in core temperature.

Increased rate of muscle glycogen

– Muscle glycogen concentration decreases during prolonged exercise or athletic activity. Glycogen serves as a form of energy storage. Depleting glycogen contributes to muscle fatigue.

What are some signs I may be dehydrated?

• Thirst

• Dry skin

• Fatigue and weakness

• Increase body temperature

• Muscle cramping

• Headaches

• Nausea

• Darked coloured urine

• Dry mouth nose or eyes.

Water is our bodies secret weapon and while we know it’s important, we often forget to prioritise it. If you are struggling to stay healthy, have energy and think more clearly check yourself and if you are drinking enough water throughout the day.

Samuel Cassells - Exercise Physiologist

Community support

The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal

The Bikers Charity Ride are " doing it for the kids" in the annual Perth Teddy bears' big day out; which raises funds for The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal. Richard loves this yearly ride on his Harley laden with teddy bears. www.salivation.org.au

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids relies almost totally on the support of the community. www.sidsandkids.org

Anglicare WA

Anglicare WA is a not for profit community services agency. They provide 57 services from 35 locations across the state. The West Coast Water Filter Man is proud to help and sponsor the Anglicare Knit in Day. www.anglicarewa.org.au


The West Coast Water Filter Man helps the people that helps the community. www.lifelinewa.org.au

Community First - Meals on Wheels

We provide support so you can Live Life Better. Once you choose Community First as your support partner you become part of us, part of our community and we put you first. http://www.cfi.net.au/

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Customer testimonial

Beaumaris Physiotherapy

I found Richard and his team extremely professional to work with.

Communication is very important to me and I found this aspect of the service to be exemplary. All calls and emails were answered quickly and I was kept in the loop every step of the way from unit delivery and installation.

The installation happened very quickly which was perfect for us and the installers professional and very neat in their work.

Also its great to support a fellow WA company. I would highly recommend.

Blake B.Sc (Physio)

Thanks again

A closing thought

Food for thought

“Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."

P. J. O'Rourke

Box 33 Beaumaris NHDS CCP

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