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Why is drinking water so essential in the workplace?

We all understand the benefits of drinking water regularly, and this is even more important at work

There have been hundreds of studies over the last few years investigating the effects of hydration and dehydration on both the body and the mind. One key point that continues to resurface every time is the importance of continued, regular water intake throughout the course of a day.

These studies have also suggested that your intake of water on a daily basis can have a direct impact on your cognitive and mental performance – whilst also affecting your mood. It is fair to say that we often underestimate the importance of hydration, especially in a working environment where performance is vital.

This makes investing in an office water cooler essential to keep your employees hydrated all year round. Statistics taken from 2004 show that sickness absences cost UK employers a staggering £12 billion, with a total of 168 million working days lost.

This clearly indicates that keeping hydrated, which is known to boost your immune system and help fight off illnesses like cold and flu, is more important than ever in the UK workplace. The simple addition of a water cooler to your office can help employees stay focused and productive throughout the day.

Throughout a normal day, we lose water from our bodies in a variety of ways – urination, evaporation from our lungs and skin when we breathe and perspiration being the biggest contributors. Environmental factors also play a part in how much water we lose each day, and our bodies only perform efficiently if we restore the water balance.

Drinking water regularly helps to keep the body topped up at all times, allowing employees to concentrate for longer and ultimately work better.

Considering your own office water cooler?

If you are considering adding a water cooler to your office, check out our wide range of hydration solutions.

Edgar’s Water are passionate about staying healthy and learning more about the benefits of staying hydrated. Why not give us a call on 0844 579 3999 to chat about your hydration needs and see how we can help!

*All information is taken from www.water-for-health.co.uk

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