Summer Is Here, But Are You Ready For It? Think: ‘Hydration!’

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.

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Water, Water Everywhere!

… but what’s the best to drink?

 

Living in the UK, you’d be forgiven for thinking that drinking water is the least of our problems…

We take it for granted, don’t we? But water is the main component of the human body. In fact, wrapped up in all that skin and bone, we’re 55 to 78 per cent water, depending on body size. So, it’ll come as no surprise that regular water consumption has numerous health benefits and, as an added plus, it has no calories, no fat; no carbohydrates and no sugar.

The water we consume everyday plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy body. Experts recommend we drink eight to ten glasses of it every day to stay tip-top.

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