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While the benefits of hydration for our bodies are frequently discussed, its effect on productivity at work is a subject that is frequently disregarded. Water is a necessary component and a requirement for all life. For employee health, fitness, and productivity, it is crucial to refresh it frequently during the day.
You will start to appreciate the significance of maintaining sufficient hydration at all times when you consider how much water is available in each component of a healthy, hydrated body. The average human body contains over 70% water, with some organs having far greater percentages.
You shouldn’t be surprised to hear that dehydration greatly impacts your cognition as water makes up nearly 73% of our brain. Workers start to have deteriorated cognitive capacities, diminished concentration and alertness, and longer reaction times with just 1% of body water loss.
Poor water consumption has detrimental effects beyond productivity. Productivity also has another aspect called employee engagement. People who are dehydrated and overworked are by nature less engaged at work and so less productive.
Hydration is a sensitive subject. So much so that even a small loss of body water of one to two percent can impair mental function. In contrast, a three to four percent loss in hydration causes a productivity drop of 25 percent.
While we all frequently follow a set eating schedule, such as three meals a day or personal diet regimens, we virtually never give daily hydration the same consideration. Because of this, the majority of workers neglect to drink water during the day. Because of this, it’s crucial to include daily hydration in your company’s wellness programs.
Everyone needs to stay hydrated while at work, but it can be challenging to determine how much water each employee needs to drink because various factors come into play. For instance, a person’s age, gender, and the amount of physical activity required by the environment they work in can all influence how much water they need.
To help stay hydrated throughout your working hours, adding a reverse osmosis water filter in the workplace will help promote clean and fresh drinking water for all employees. How does it work? Before forcing water through a semipermeable membrane to remove dissolved solids, a reverse osmosis system filters out sediment and chlorine with a prefilter. Before entering a special faucet, drinking water is polished by a postfilter after leaving the RO membrane. Depending on how many pre-filters and post-filters are used, reverse osmosis systems go through different stages.
Keep in mind that staying hydrated at work is more important than staying hydrated at home. Your body loses water more quickly as a result of work stress, longer shifts, mental activity, long commutes, and dry office environments. The one nutrient that our body absolutely must have in order to function both physically and intellectually is water.
From now on, make sure your body is properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Your mental performance will be optimized, and you’ll have more energy. You’ll be prepared to take on all the challenging assignments your boss gives you and ultimately keep your job if you’ve hydrated enough.
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