Our bodies are comprised mostly of water and maintaining the proper balance of water is important for our systems to function properly. Staying properly hydrated is important. Warehouse associates should ensure they are consuming enough water to maintain the proper balance of water and electrolytes in their bodies, especially during the hot summer months.
Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water to carry out its normal functions. Symptoms of dehydration include thirst, fatigue, dry skin and muscle cramps. Severe dehydration can also lead to vomiting and diarrhea, both of which further dehydrate the body.
What is the best way to stay hydrated?
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat water rich fruits and vegetables
- Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages
Warehouse associates at The Shippers Group can bring a clear plastic water bottle on the production floor, and they are encouraged to eat a nutritious diet of water rich foods. Starting the day with several glasses of water helps your body begin the day in better balance.
Overall Benefits of Good Hydration:
- Regulates the body's digestive and cardiovascular systems
- Keeps joints lubricated
- Increases pain tolerance
- Better brain function
- Improved sleep and alertness
- Maintains metabolism
- Immune system health
When you need to rehydrate quickly:
- Coffee and tea in moderate amounts can be hydrating
- Vegetable juice
- Water rich foods
- Hydration solutions just as Gatorade or Pedialyte, especially for treating dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea
Safety is our number one concern at The Shippers Group and that includes the overall health of our associates.
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