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Proper Hydration in the Workplace

Hydration in the workplace

In our efforts to raise awareness for National Safety Month we are sharing safety tips and steps you can take for optimal workplace safety and health.

Your body needs water in order to function at its best and is necessary to carry nutrients and oxygens to cells. Proper hydration helps convert food into energy, protects and cushions vital organs and lubricates joints. The human body can go up to six weeks without food but only one week without water. Experts recommend drinking roughly 11 cups of water per day for the average woman and 16 for men, although the exact amount varies from person to person.

Here are some tips to make sure you are drinking water throughout the day.

  1. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up
  2. Eat foods with high water content such as cucumbers, strawberries, grapefruit, tomatoes and celery
  3. Try adding flavor to your water by adding lemons, oranges, mint leaves and berries
  4. Carry a reusable water bottle with you so you do not have to worry about finding water
  5. Set a timer on your phone every hour to remind you to drink water
  6. Know the signs of dehydration (dark-colored urine, headache, fatigue, etc.)

It is important to stay hydrated while being physically active especially in this summer’s heat. Remember: Water intake is important to keeping your body healthy and functioning correctly. We hope you include these steps in your daily routine to stay hydrated and improve your overall health. Now that you know these easy steps to stay hydrated, find out how Nova Medical Centers can help keep the employees of an organization safe. Contact Nova Medical Centers to learn more tips for staying healthy and hydrated.

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