5 benefits to having readily available drinking water for employees

By now we all know, water is essential for us to survive! From health magazines telling us to drink more water to public service announcements telling us to drink even more when it is hot, water is the ingredient of life you could say.

But having good, readily available drinking water for employees is also essential. With leading firms developing better water technologies to provide clean and safe drinking water at work and at home, understanding the benefits of making water available in the office is not only the right thing to do, but it can also boost your team as well.

So let’s take a look at 5 benefits of having readily available drinking water in your business!

Better concentration

When you’re hydrated, you can think better. Imagine having a whole team doing that to help you and your business reach their goals.

Our brains are 73% water, so keeping it topped up with the thing that makes it is only a good idea, right? From concentration to alertness it has an impact. Just being 2% dehydrated can lead to a variety of problems. From poor health (over time) to affecting motor and cognitive skills. It all counts.

Boosts the immune system

Offices have a habit of making people ill. When there is a cold or flu season, being hydrated and keeping topped up with essential liquids is a sure fire way to avoid getting ill.

Water carries oxygen to your body’s cells, which results in properly functioning systems. And secondly, it flushes harmful toxins from your body.

Stops you from getting headaches

From poor posture sitting at a desk all day to looking at a screen too long, we know how headaches can have terrible effects on us all. In the workplace however, these kinds of things can stop people from working altogether.

Dehydration temporarily causes the brain to shrink, which then causes the headaches. By providing water, you’re not only helping your staff to stay healthy, but to also avoid simple health problems in the first place.

Psychological benefits

There are numerous studies pointing to water putting people in a better mood. This comes from both the physical benefits of hydration which will create the space for your body to breathe and relax in a balanced way but also because you body is more responsive when hydrated. You feel like you can do more tasks without going through lots of stress on your system in completing them.

It makes the tea and coffee

There is another psychological benefit which few talk about, the tea/coffee run. Yes, we all have that someone that loves to make ten cups of tea at once… ok, maybe not 10, but having water readily available in the office makes it so that you can actually have these tea/coffee rounds in the first place.

Recent studies have shown that 71% of the workforce is happier when they know that they can have a hot drink in the office… it makes sense, happy workers, happy business, better results!