There are countless physical and mental health benefits of keeping your employees hydrated, which have a significant influence on a team’s performance. Check out the interesting statistics and facts below provided by Water Logic to help you understand what you may be missing out on if you have a dehydrated work force.

PROPERLY HYDRATED WORKERS ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE

  • In order to maintain peak levels of productivity, the body needs to be fully hydrated.
  • Just a 1% drop in hydration could lead to a 12% drop in productivity.
  • A 3% to 4% drop in hydration could lead to a drop in productivity of between 25% and 50%.

YOUR BODY NEEDS WATER

When you take a look at the amount of water present in the various parts of a healthy, hydrated body, you will begin to understand the importance of being properly hydrated at all times. Overall, the human body is made up of approximately 70% water, with certain organs containing much higher ratios than this.

  • 90% of the mass of your lungs is actually water.
  • 85% of your blood is water, believe it or not.
  • 80% of your skin’s mass is made up of water.
  • 75% of your brain’s compositions is fact water.
  • 75% of your muscles are made up of water.
  • 24% of human bones consist of water.

A HYDRATED BODY IS A HEALTHIER BODY

  • Physical Performance: It is not unusual to lose 5% to 10% of your body’s water content during vigorous exercise.
  • Energy, Focus, & Brainpower: Dehydration can lead to lack of energy, difficulty in concentrating, and sub-optimal brain function.
  • Headache Relief: Dehydration is believed to be a major contributing factor in the occurrence of headaches and migraines.
  • Better Metabolism: Correctly hydrated people are less likely suffer from constipation, which is an excellent reason to increase your water consumption.
  • Regulating Moods: Several studies have proven dehydration can lead to negative moods? and interfere with a person’s ability to think rationally.
  • Faster Weight Loss: If you are on a calorie-controlled diet, research has shown drinking several liters of water can help boost your metabolism.

CONQUERING DEHYDRATION IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Install mineral or fresh water dispenser, ideally with both hot and cold water
  • Drink 2.5 litters, at least, a day. Find out how much YOU should drink any day via bePrana mobile app
  • Minimize coffee and alcohol (contain chemicals that cause water-loss)*
  • Increase  intakes of water-rich fruits**
*Stay tuned for our upcoming post on water-loss drinks.
 **Stay tuned for our upcoming infogpraphic on water-rich fruits and their nutrient facts.

Reference:

http://www.thedailymba.com/2016/12/21/infograph-why-hydration-is-essential-for-your-employees/