Since 1993 World Water Day (22 March) has brought focus to the importance of fresh water and the sustainable management of fresh water sources with changing themes each year. This year’s theme is ‘water and jobs’.
Keeping staff hydrated can be key to health and productivity in the workplace and ensuring that water is readily available is a fantastic way to encourage staff to stay healthy.
Vivreau, a global innovator in the development and manufacture of purified drinking water systems, offers its top tips for avoiding hydration in the workplace:
Ensure that water is readily available in warm and dry environments – dehydration is often caused by temperature control systems speeding up moisture evaporation.
Drink fluids cooler than room temperature for a more refreshing hydration fix, as well as to help regulate body temperature.
Encourage staff to drink at regular intervals throughout the day, allowing for one glass of water for every cup of tea or coffee.
Offer fruit for staff to infuse still water and offer sparkling water for those who may need some encouragement.
Stephen Charles, managing director at Vivreau commented:
“Hydration can be easily overlooked in the workplace. However, having a hydrated and healthy workforce can improve overall productivity and reduce sick days.”