The Importance of Hydration

How can you increase your daily hydration whilst at work? And why is it so important in the first place?

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated. But sometimes, it can feel difficult to maintain our hydration levels, especially during the working day. You can get engrossed in your work, time runs away from you, and suddenly you realise that you haven’t taken the time to get the vital fluids that you really need.

Staying well hydrated isn’t only good for your physical well-being, it keeps you working at your best too. Dehydration can cause illnesses including headaches, dizziness, skin conditions and even kidney stones in extreme cases. People who aren’t properly hydrated may also find that they lack concentration, which is never good at work.

Did you know?

Employers must ensure that there is a “adequate supply” of drinking water available for their employees, as per the Workplace Regulations 1992. It is recommended that you aim to drink between 2 and 3 litres of water a day, dependant on your working conditions.

There are many ways to help increase your hydration and water intake at work. For example, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is an easy way to help boost your hydration – and its tasty too! You can also add fruit to your water to help give it a flavour infusion. Perhaps you could consider bringing in a reusable bottle to refill as needed? It will act as a visual reminder, and it makes it easier to keep your water to hand. Reusable bottles are also more environmentally friendly, and means that less single use bottles and cups are being used. 



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