Wellness in the Workplace – How to Stay Hydrated

26 Jun 2017

Category: Educational

Boost Your Brain Power by Staying Hydrated at Work

Water is brain fuel. We all need it, as our bodies are made up of around 60% of it! Unfortunately, though, it can be easy to get dehydrated at work. Between concentrating on your work, meetings and emails, drinking water can be the last thing on your mind. You may be one of those people who only drink tea and coffee all day, however, too much caffeine and sugar can actually have a reverse effect and lead to dehydration – the last thing you want when you’re trying to work hard. Stay hydrated with regular water consumption.

water consumption daily

There are rules and regulations in place to ensure workers have access to drinking water. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations from 1992 set out the provisions employers should make in the workplace. Water should be adequate, accessible and there should be an available number of drinking vessels for every employee. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure these provisions are met. But, what do you do if water is available but your staff are not staying hydrated? Being dehydrated by 1-2% can cause a decrease in cognitive function and nobody wants that, especially not when you’re in charge of a workforce!

Providing drink water is a legal necessity for employers, however, with a Billi water system you are not only providing still water. With a Billi water system, you can provide sparkling, boiling and chilled water at the touch of a button. Rather than just still water, the option of sparkling and boiling water can be added. Sparkling water is good to drink alongside food as it not only helps to hydrate, it can also relieve indigestion. Boiling water is best drunk when combined with a slice of lemon early in the morning. A glass of hot lemon water in the morning can help to clear toxins from the body. Multiple options for water consumption mean employees won’t get bored of drinking glass after glass of still water. Variety is the spice of life after all!

boiling water taps for workplace

Water is essential for brain function. Drinking water ensures your nervous system works properly, resulting in you feeling alert and focused. So, if coffee isn’t cutting it anymore, why not switch to the clear stuff and hydrate yourself with nature’s natural energy drink. Energising your brain to help you work more effectively is not the only positive outcome from consuming water. The result of drinking water can also lead to reduced fatigue – the tiredness you feel and when you would usually reach for caffeine! If you work in an office environment, it’s likely coffee is everybody’s crutch to get through a long day. Why don’t you turn down your next mug, and see how you feel when you drink water instead.

Maintaining good health is a priority for anybody. As an employer, it should be one of yours too. Especially when it comes to your employees. Good health means employees work harder, and if you show an interest and care in their wellbeing by ensuring they are properly hydrated, it will also encourage them to work harder. A boss with a social conscience about the wellbeing of their employees makes staff feel appreciated and looked after. A hydrated workplace is one that is more productive, efficient, and cohesive.

how much water a day

You know the workplace should all stay hydrated during the day, but do you know how much water, men and women should drink daily? The amount actually varies depending on gender. Men should be consuming around 2.5 litres of water a day, and women around 2 litres. Now you know, ensure you have a hydrated workforce. Encourage them to drink more water by switching to a Billi system. To see which of our products would best suit your workplace, have a look here. Or to read our client testimonials and see case studies, see here.