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