With the hot weather well under way are you ensuring you are starting your day as fresh as you can?
Multiple studies have found that that about half of workers are starting their work day dehydrated!
This is likely to continue throughout their entire shift with potentially serious consequences.
An average blue collar worker will sweat around 4-5 litres a day with losses of 8-10 litres common.
A 2013 study found that workers who started their shift dehydrated are 2.6 times more likely to end their shift dehydrated compared to those who started the shift hydrated.
When workers are dehydrated some signs may include elevated blood pressure, drowsiness, irritability, headaches as well as nausea and brain fog. This can have a significant implications in the workplace.
Asked how they could be encouraged to increase their fluid intake at work, 42% of workers called for more reliable access to cold water and a low calorie flavour to increase palatability.
Education around how much workers need to drink to stay adequately hydrated is essential. Drinking water replaces fluids but not essential salts, minerals, carbohydrates and amino acids.
Sweat contains water and essential salts known as electrolytes, Thorzt has specially formulated formulas that can reestablish the correct fluid-electrolyte balance.
Electrolyte drinks increase water retention by 20-40% compared with drinking water and this can be a huge help in assisting workers to stay hydrated.
The addition of Amino acids will also aid in maintaining stamina during increased physical activity.