Water is key to boosting your team's morale and well-being: one of the quickest ways for an individual to feel under the weather is to become dehydrated. Common symptoms of dehydration include lethargy and distraction, a tension headache, aching joints, digestive problems and a general feeling of irritability: none of which are good for any workplace! In the long term, prolonged dehydration can lead to a range of problems including kidney issues, and dehydration can be one of the factors that contributes to employee sickness. So, take action and build a healthy workforce by keeping staff hydrated. You can install mains-fed water coolers in your office kitchens, and encourage staff to drink more water. Also consider installing mains-fed water coolers or bottled water coolers close to operational areas where physical work is being undertaken, as staff there will need to drink more water to stay hydrated. Improve awareness about the importance of water and health, and maybe encourage your staff to up their intake by providing little incentives such as ice cubes, decorative glasses and lemon slices, or herbal teas and cordials in the kitchen. These will spark interest and encourage people to start changing their habits. It may be worth getting a health speaker in to spend time with your staff, helping them to create a healthy workplace strategy with water at the heart. This might include initiatives such as biking to work, with water bottles provided for new cyclists, bringing fruit boxes into the office or switching off air-conditioning and embracing open windows instead! Whatever the approach, encourage your staff to engage with the process and be excited about the possibilities of health and well-being. You will soon notice the benefits, especially as attendance, enthusiasm and energy in the office should improve. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.