National Refreshment Day annually falls on the fourth Thursday every July, and is all about celebrating the refreshments available during the hottest month of the year. There is nothing better than a nice cool drink on a glorious summers’ day, and the refreshing sensation is especially moreish in the workplace. When the stuffy conditions of the office leave us feeling drained, you’re at greater risk than you think, and a cold beverage is what you need just as much as you want. Coinadrink understand that, and have done for over 55 years.
For those that are being picky, summer officially started on the 21st June, but does it really feel that way when the kids are still at school and you’re still awaiting that long craved for holiday? No, it doesn’t. This country often has a habit of delivering radiant temperatures when we’re at work, only to then crumble when the summer holidays arrive. The past month or so has been particularly tropical, and with the importance of hydration in the workplace being further emphasised, isn’t it about time you took note?
According to the Met office, we could be in for the hottest, longest summer in years… But are you ready for it at your place of work? When the heat is on, hydration is more important than ever and the best advice from the medics is ‘drink a lot of water’.
Did you know, that when you feel thirsty, that’s your body telling you that you’ve already lost 1% of your water intake? Our brains need water to remain active and focused, and this means that dehydration in the workplace can have a detrimental effect on performance.
Today is National Hydration Day, and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. This last week or so has been simply glorious, and we’ve been basking in temperatures that you’d usually expect away from British shores. As you work to top up that tan, though, remember that the hotter weather can spell danger as well as bliss, and drinking enough water is vital.