Do you work in a big, open plan office with lots of computers? How is the air conditioning in your office? Dry air in the workplace, where the relative humidity is low, can contribute towards a dehydrated workforce.
The law states that an adequate supply of wholesome drinking water should be made available to everyone in the workplace. Drinking enough water through out the working day can help prevent:
- flushed skin
- dry mouth, throat and eyes
Dry air in a hot office in particular can lead to workers experiencing sore eyes, loss of voice and headaches.
We will still lose water from our bodies even if we’re sat down most of the day at work. We’ll still perspire even if we can’t feel it. So even if your office has the air conditioning turned up to keep you feeling cool, you could still be dehydrating.
Make sure you drink plenty of pure and healthy water in order to help keep you fit and well at work.
by Bob Fear
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The key facts, figures and statements in this article are unashamedly, and with lots of good will and much humble debt, heavily lifted from the hydration toolkit produced by the Royal College of Nursing and the NHS as well as the NHS Choices website.
If you want to know more about healthy hydration from the professionals – pop along to the NHS site.
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