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The Health Benefits of Having a Water Cooler

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By Will Vickery |  Published

Keeping your staff well hydrated throughout their working day can be the difference between tired, unmotivated staff and enthusiastic, creative employees with increased levels of concentration.

Health Benefits of a Water Cooler

Installing a water cooler into your office environment can have a multitude of advantages, which can benefit you and both your staff and visitors as you will be able to ensure that they are well hydrated. This is crucial as many employees do not perform to their best ability at work because they are unmotivated, lethargic and drained; all are symptoms of dehydration. So those who provide a water cooler in their offices for employees are investing in their health, which will ultimately lead to higher productivity and morale for your business.

Most of us aware that health experts recommend drinking at least 2.5 litres of water a day, which can be hard when having clean fresh water is not easily accessible. Without access to fresh water from a water cooler, employees are much more likely to fill up on drinks that are high in sugar content. Whilst in the short run it may make employees feel better, in the long run it could have a very negative effect on their health, resulting in an increase in absent days and a regression in performance.

Furthermore, having a water cooler in your office will allow for sufficient consumption of water, which will have numerous health benefits such as aiding digestion and improving metabolism. It will also result in skin texture becoming less dull and more vibrant, whilst being able to reduce joint aches and pains. Drinking more water will also help to flush away many toxins in the body.

Having clean fresh water consistently available means that employees are naturally going to drink more water, and any employer who cares about his employees should hope for this. Instead of sitting at their desks, employees are likely to bring refillable bottles and cups to the water cooler which will incorporate a little more exercise into their working day. They are also less likely to eat snacks, as people often eat when their hunger would have been quenched by thirst.

Ultimately, installing a water cooler will keep your employees healthy, demonstrating there is a clear domino effect throughout your business; a healthier employee leads to lower absences, which in turn means much higher productivity, motivation and a better financial bottom line for your company. Therefore, whether your a local SME or a big corporation in a city such as London, Bristol, Reading and Swindon, you can see a water cooler would be a smart investment for your business and your employees.

If you have any further questions about anything contact the Thirsty Work team today on 01392 877 172 or email us at You can start your 10-day, no-obligation free trial.