As the temperature creeps up, you may notice employees becoming uncharacteristically lethargic and less productive. There could be a simple cause: dehydration.
Dehydration means the body is low on water. The best way to avoid getting dehydrated is by consuming plenty of fluids – six to eight glasses a day. Here are some strategies for keeping employees hydrated.
1) Make water easy to access.
The watercooler has become a workplace staple for one simple reason: It keeps employees productive. Plus, gathering around the cooler can strengthen employee relationships and create a cohesive work environment. Learn more about bringing a water program to your organization.
2) Offer fruits and veggies on-site.
Most vegetables and fruits are more than 80 percent water. Even if employees aren’t fond of plain old H2O, they can stay hydrated by munching on these healthy options. As a bonus, the nutrients in fruits and veggies promote employee health and may lower insurance costs. Find out how to bring fruits and veggies to your breakroom.
3) Keep sports drinks stocked.