Drinking enough water is essential for good health. Not only does water keep us alive, but drinking enough water brings a host of benefits that are often overlooked. Good hydration is an important tool to stay healthy, both for body and mind. Yet more than 1 in 3 Dutch people do not drink enough water.
How does hydration work & how much water should I drink?
How does hydration work & how much water should I drink per day?
Everyone knows that drinking water is the most efficient way to hydrate the body, but why do people tend to drink too little during working hours? Men are advised to drink 2.5 litres of water per day, while women are advised to drink 2 litres. This varies according to age, level of physical activity and whether or not you are pregnant. On average, people spend at least half of the day at the office, which means that they should drink at least 1 litre of water a day.
Thirsty, then you are dehydrated!
Although we can get some water from the food we eat, 80-90% of it should come from drinking. By drinking water instead of other drinks, you avoid unnecessary sugars and calories in your quest to stay hydrated. Drinking water as a regular habit rather than waiting until you are thirsty is the best approach, as thirst usually means you are already dehydrated.
What are the benefits of drinking water?
Our bodies need water in different ways, but did you know that our minds do too? It has been shown that staying hydrated can help improve productivity and concentration at work, which means that a good source of drinking water at work benefits everyone. This is especially important if your work environment is hot and dry, as dehydration can occur more quickly than usual. In the summer months, it is especially important to drink plenty of water.
14% More productive
When we begin to suffer from any form of dehydration, we can experience headaches, fatigue, lack of concentration, dizziness and sometimes even fainting. However, good hydration has huge benefits, with research showing that people are on average 14% more productive and happier in life.
Encouraging water drinking in the workplace.
Anyone who wants to function well should make sure they stay well hydrated at work. However, not everyone drinks enough water in their system. It is therefore in the interest of the employer that his personnel drink sufficient water. By making water drinking fun and interactive, an employer can ensure that his staff stays sufficiently hydrated
Must I have a water tap or is a tap enough?
Usually a tap is available in every office. However, the tap is always associated with other activities, such as washing hands, plates and cups. It is an open system with a sink where dirt usually ends up. By choosing a water tap point, employees have a clear hydration point. The importance of these points for offices is underlined by the inclusion of water points in building certifications such as the “WELL” standard. The WELL Building Standard is a powerful tool for creating a healthy working environment. With the aim of promoting the health and productivity of users.
How do I make drinking water fun for my staff?
By using smart water dispensers like the Aquablu Refill, employees can choose which type of water suits them best. They can choose between normal, chilled or sparkling water and gain direct insight into the positive impact they are having on the planet. Not exciting enough yet? With a special flavour module, various functional waters can be issued. These are healthy, delicious and contribute to good hydration and concentration. More information about the Aquablu Refill can be found here. (may we place a link here?)