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.
Here’s a fact for you; if you’re not drinking enough water, your body is secretly suffering without you really knowing about it.
It’s quite often the case in children and teenagers, whose action packed, entertaining lifestyles remarkably can’t make room for regular hydration. Though while all you parents out there encourage your kids to change that worrying reality, it’s quite easy to forget that you need to consume enough fluids yourself. As a general rule, that’s 3 litres for men and 2.2 litres for women on a daily basis.
There’s a new solution to the challenge of workplace hydration…
They say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ What might appear flawless to one person, might seem pointless to another…
It’s a bit like that with water in the workplace. Some people insist on the traditional office water cooler – the ones with the upturned bottles – whilst others are equally committed to POU water coolers (these are the kind that are plumbed into the mains water supply).