16 Mar Can More Water Make Your Employees More Productive?
You may think that only athletes or those who work outdoors in hot temperatures have to worry about dehydration, but in fact, chronic dehydration is shockingly common among Americans. CBS reported that up to 75% of Americans aren’t drinking the 10 cups of water that the Institute of Medicine recommends each day. This chronic dehydration could be affecting the productivity of your workforce!
Research conducted at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory found that even mild dehydration could cause adverse effects. When the lab induced mild dehydration in male and female subjects, it found that the female subjects complained of headaches, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating, while the men reported difficulty with mental tasks, fatigue, and anxiety.
Dehydrated employees may not be giving you their best work, which could affect your bottom line. While you can’t force your employees to put down their coffee, sodas, or energy drinks, you can encourage better hydration by providing easy access to refreshing, filtered water. If your office is located in California, contact Superior Water to learn more about our filtered water coolers.