As respective business owners, we’re naturally inclined to hone in on our customers’ needs but what about the needs of our own employees?
Recent research has connected regular hydration in the workplace with a whole host of health benefits that leave employees happier & much more productive.
So what are these so-called ‘health benefits’?
1. Increased Energy.
Dehydration causes weakness and fatigue which makes you sluggish and lacking in the mental & physical energy you need to perform at your highest level. Regular hydration ensures that you feel fresh and energised, greatly enhancing your productivity.
2. Improved Brain Function.
The human brain is about 75% water. When functioning on a full reserve tank of water, you’re able to deliver nutrients to the brain quicker and remove toxins faster. This improves alertness, attention span and decision-making.
3. Reduced Stress.
Studies have shown that dehydration leads to higher cortisol levels—the stress hormone—making it harder to be productive in the workplace. By staying hydrated you will be better equipped to deal with everyday problems. And better yet, your productivity or lack thereof won’t be a hindrance to the rest of the workforce.
4. Fewer Headaches & Sick Days.
Water promotes adaptive immune response by working to get rid of toxins through the kidneys, thereby boosting your immune system function. It’s also known to increase blood and oxygen flow to the brain, preventing headaches and migraines that will keep you from performing at your optimum.
Ultimately happy, healthy employees work smarter & harder and their happiness tends to spill over to your customers. I guess you could say that regular glasses of our polished filtered water, lead to a glass half-full culture.
Stay safe, stay hydrated.