Fashionable energy drinks full of sugar and caffeine may alleviate thirst and fatigue in the short term but could they be detrimental to effectiveness at work? Research has shown that even if you don’t feel thirsty, you may actually be dehydrated and this has numerous implications for your work as well as your health.
Hydrate your team, boost performance
With around 85% of its mass being water, the brain must remain hydrated to function properly. Even a small hydration deficiency causes the brain to slow down and lose focus. It is also responsible for the loss of concentration and short term memory.
Once dehydrated, you’ll start feeling fatigued, may experience headaches and lose interest in the task at hand. Replacing lost water will enhance your energy and enthusiasm, allowing your brain to truly stretch its creative and problem solving abilities.
One of the best ways to keep your cognitive faculties sharpened is to provide your body with a constant flow of fresh water. Filtration of your mains water, even if it’s acceptable from the tap, will improve its taste and your enjoyment. POU water coolers provide cost effective and convenient office hydration.
The average person spends approximately 60% of his or her waking hours at work and, increasingly, these hours will be spent looking at a computer screen, and involve complex multi-tasking.
Although many enjoy coffee for its sophisticated aroma and depth of flavour, taking drinks of water in between cups will ensure you enjoy it all the more. Too much caffeine has a diuretic effect which exacerbates dehydration – water is an essential accompaniment to your favourite hot beverage.
Drinking water throughout the day also helps to reduce blood pressure; dehydration thickens the blood, forcing the heart to work harder. With the stresses placed upon us during the course of a day, a glass of chilled water provides a welcome tonic for the body and mind
As well as providing a consistent source of refreshment, Aureo’s state of the art range of water coolers can be tailored to suit every environment, both practically and aesthetically. Access to water from a counter top tap, water fountain or 19 litre bottle coolers will keep you and your team operating at peak performance.
Call us on 0345 504 8384 to discover the solutions available to resolve your office hydration needs.