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Dehydration Solutions in the Workforce

Not only is it crucial for people in the workforce to eat well but it's also crucial for them to stay hydrated. Dehydration can slow a person's reaction time, impair physical and mental performance, and even more dangerous symptoms!

Common dehydration warning signs:

  • Dry mouth & skin
  • Sleepiness
  • Thirst
  • Decreased urine output
  • Headaches
  • Lightheadedness

Having these symptoms while working dangerous jobs can cause severe accidents.

Even mild dehydration can cause a drop in workplace productivity

1% dehydration has been found to decrease work productivity by 12%. The more dehydrated, the more severe the workers drop in productivity becomes. At 1% dehydration, workers can begin to experience decreased cognitive abilities, reduced concentration and alertness, and slower reaction times. This makes their job even more difficult and possibly, in certain situations, even more dangerous.

Delayed Reaction Time

About 3% dehydration can slow a person's reaction time to the same extent as .08 blood alcohol content . This means that at 3% dehydration, it is more likely that a person would suffer a workplace accident.  

Impaired Physical and Mental Performance 

Increased work load, stress, long periods of time in the heat or dry air, thick and heavy PPE, can all increase water loss. A lack of adequate hydration at work can cause workers to lose concentration, become tired, and ultimately not be able to physically and mentally perform the way they need to. Drinking plenty of water is essential to one's overall health, well-being, and workplace productivity. 

Did you know that compared to Gatorade and other sports drinks, Sqwincher contains fewer calories and smaller amounts of sodium?

Sqwincher is a scientifically formulated electrolyte-replacement beverage that provides you with a different set of nutrients than its competitors. These hydration solutions are non-carbonated, caffeine free, and has convenient packaging. It is the perfect beverage for workers who are susceptible to dehydration and heat illness. First responders, utility workers, construction workers - they are all susceptible to heat exhaustion. The extra minerals in Sqwincher solutions help you recover faster from strenuous work in your field.

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