We all know the sensation of how it feels when that first sip of coffee hits the back of your throat, you feel awake, alert, and vital. A recent study has confirmed what we, coffee aficionados, already knew – as well as waking us up, coffee has a host of additional health benefits.
Aside from your duty of care, why should you care about mental health in the workplace? Studies have shown that improving mental health in the workplace increases productivity, efficiency, and reputation. 21% of workers surveyed have called in sick due to workplace stress, indicating low employee engagement and high absenteeism.
Keeping hydrated keeps us happy, healthy, and alert – but drinking water can also make us unwell if we don’t keep its source clean and hygienic. Today, we’re going to be discussing how this can happen, what the consequences might be, as well as how to prevent your drinking water becoming contaminated.
We all know the importance of maintaining our hydration levels – they keep us alert, healthy, and happy. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to remember to hit our water targets, and keep sipping that neglected glass of water perched upon our desks. Today, we’re sharing some of our top tips for revitalising your hydration, and refreshing your body!
Here in the UK, it’s no secret that we love our bottled water. In fact, in 2016 alone, we drank 2.9 million litres of the stuff, up 14% from the previous year. This trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down, Zenith are predicting that by 2021, the total market for UK water drinks will exceed 5.5 billion litres. However, this trend has a worrying downside. In 2016, fewer than half of the plastic bottles sold were collected for recycling, and of the bottles collected, only 7% were turned into new bottles, with most ending up in landfill or in the ocean.
Regular readers know that, here at The Watercooler Today, we love to keep abreast of what’s up and coming in the water world. Our favourite way to do this is to attend key industry events and exhibitions, hosted at exciting locations throughout the world. Continue reading “Preparing for Aquatech Amsterdam 2017”
On average, we spend 33% of our working day in the office. With so much time spent at our desk, the position, structure, and layout of the office we find ourselves can have a massive impact on our mood, productivity, and wellbeing. Today, we’re discussing the effect of the popular, open plan office.
Not sure what an open plan office is? With nearly 70% of offices adopting an open plan layout, chances are you’re reading this in one right now. An open plan office is the term used in architectural and interior design for a floor plan which utilises large, open spaces, and minimises the usage of private offices.