Why Hydrate Your Office?
Hydrating your staff can mean they feel motivated, alert and energetic. It will not only benefit them, but also your business and the quality of the work produced. The effects of not drinking enough water can leave people lethargic. Better hydration can boost concentration levels, productivity and even decrease sickness and absence days from your staff. Proper hydration can contribute in keeping them fit and healthy. According to ehow.com many people are dehydrated and don’t realize it. It is recommended that a person should consume 8-10 glasses of water spread across the whole day.
- Lack of Water is the #1 Trigger of Daytime Fatigue– Dehydration can have a noticeable effect if you lose as little as 2% of your body’s water content
- 500 Human Resource Managers– in a national survey indicated that there is clearly a desire for properly treated drinking water among employees. Two-thirds responded their tap water quality was bad or fair
- Helps Calorie Control– Water helps to restrict your appetite. Many studies have found a connection between water consumption and losing a few pounds. Drink a glass of water you’ll feel fuller, and as a result consume fewer unwanted calories
- Dehydrations’ Noticeable Effect– In a study of young women, fluid loss of 1.36% after exercise impaired both mood and concentration, and increased the frequency of headaches. Another similar study, this time in young men, showed that fluid loss of 1.59% was detrimental to working memory and increased feelings of anxiety and fatigue
- Drinking Water May Help to Prevent and Treat Headaches– Dehydration can trigger headaches and migraines in some individuals. Several studies have shown that water can relieve headaches in those who are dehydrated
- Getting Sodas and Sports Drinks Out of Your Office– Sodas and sports drinks contain empty calories that are a proven contributor to the growing obesity problem in the U.S. and beyond. Hydration with plain water can help employees manage their weight, and remember—you’re under no obligation to provide your employees with sugary beverages