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Water to the Rescue

ID WATER ID TO THE RESCUE Is dehydration draining your employees? Water accounts for up to Every cell, tissue, and organ in the human body 75% needs water of body weight to work correctly We require water to maintain body ! Dehydration occurs when water intake temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints is less than water loss The average adult loses 80 ounces of water every day through sweating, breathing, and going to the bathroom = 10 ounces ULOW ON H20? Dehydration and Brain Function The brain is approximately 85% water Water provides the brain the electrical energy for all brain functions including: Thought Memory processing Hormone production Neurotransmitter production Adequate water intake allows for better: Thinking Focus Clarity Creativity Concentration Alertness Dehydration can adversely affect cognitive performance. Being dehydrated by This mild dehydration can lead to: 2% Fuzzy short-term memory impairs performance in tasks that require attention, psychomotor skills, and immediate memory skills Trouble focusing Trouble with math computations If you feel dehydrated, drink small amounts of water over a period of time Drinking too much all at once can overload the stomach and make you throw up KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER: How to improve employees' hydration Install water dispensers The best way to deal with at convenient locations dehydration is to prevent it throughout the office Provide reusable cups Keep them near dispensers and sinks to ensure easy access and/or water bottles Post a fluid requirement chart and dehydration symptoms in your breakroom Daily fluid requirements depend on an individual's weight plus other factors including the weather and activity level H2O Requirements by Body Weight Water Composition Approximate daily fluid requirements Weight Water 100% 80lbs 32 oz. --- 4 cups (1/4 gallon or 1 quart) 100lbs 40 oz. 120lbs 48 oz. 140lbs 54 oz. 70% 8 cups (1/2 gallon) 160lbs 64 oz. 180lbs 72 oz. 200lbs 80 oz. 220lbs 88 oz. 240lbs 96 oz. 12 cups (3/4 gallon) 260lbs 104 oz. 280lbs 112 oz. 300lbs 120 oz. 320lbs 128 oz. - -- 16 cups (1 gallon or 4 quarts) Some conditions require more water intake, including people who: Are pregnant or breastfeeding Have certain Exercise Have a fever Have been vomiting or have diarrhea medical conditions Dehydration symptoms include Dry and hot, cold and clammy, and/or reddish or yellowish skin Dizziness or Cracked lips lightheadedness Less frequent urination Dry mouth Weakness Dark yellow/brown urine Thirst Sleepiness Foul smelling urine Sunken or dry eyes Weight loss Stock up on items to flavor water Offer foods and drinks that can contribute to employees' daily water intake Fruit Lemon and lime slices Lemon juice Vegetables Milk Mint Sliced cucumber Herbal teas Or infuse pitchers of water with fresh fruit and herbs each Filtered water morning Provide incentives for tracking water intake Run office contests so employees can earn points for meeting their water intake goals Offer prizes such as gift cards or paid time off Dehydration can lead to significant reductions in alertness, concentration, focus, and creativity-all of which can hinder productivity. Offer your employees plenty of opportunities to fuel up on H20 and hydrating snacks. medicinenet.com healthyeating.sfgate.com Brought to you by: familydoctor.org newsinhealth.nih.gov maxima-adhesives.com Quillcom fullspike.com waterbenefitshealth.com ct.gov ncbi.nlm.nih.gov nlm.nih.gov т. A small oart of yourjob is 100% of ours. Designed by: Ghergich & Co.

Water to the Rescue

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Is dehydration draining your employees? Staying hydrated can keep your employees more focused, alert, and creative. Learn how you can assist your employees with staying hydrated with helpful tips in t...

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