29 Nov Bottled Water Helps Prevent Dehydration in New York City
Bottled water, unsweetened tea and coconut water are three healthy, refreshing and great-tasting choices that are also convenient and portable. With no or low amounts of sugar, these three beverages are ideal for maintaining hydration. PepsiCo has acknowledged the shift in consumer preferences for healthy and hydrating beverages and recently announced that they are taking bottled water and hydration to a new level with their Beyond the Bottle program.
“The new system makes it easier for people to stay hydrated with great-tasting beverages, digitally track their hydration, and help meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable packaging.” PepsiCo’s new program is an innovative ecosystem that addresses consumer desire for low-and-no-sugar beverages, the human need for hydration and the environmental impact of plastics on the earth.
Each part plays an important role in both New York City’s consumers’ daily lives as well as the overall health of the environment. For this post, let’s focus on the individual. Most New York City employees do not consume enough water. Unfortunately, that means that they are not as hydrated as they could or should be. Staying properly hydrated means that more water is going into the body than the amount of water that is leaving. Dehydration is the opposite.
Drinking enough water is important for all New York City individuals year-round. Even though the heat of summer is long gone, and the weather feels like winter, it is still important to think about hydration. Exposure to all types of heating systems, the wind and the cold draws moisture out of the body creating the perfect scenario for dehydration to occur.
Severe dehydration is dangerous and can cause life-threatening medical conditions. While the severe form is not as prevalent, most New York City employees contend with a milder form daily, something that all employers should be aware of.
Even mild dehydration negatively impacts workplace productivity because of a decrease in cognitive abilities, a reduction in concentration and alertness, and slower mental and physical reaction times. It might be easy for most of a workforce to overcome one or two coworkers who are dehydrated, but when about 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated all the time, it is a real problem.
The simple solution to decreasing dehydration is to consume more hydrating beverages. Even though bottled water is New York City employees’ favorite packaged beverage, when it comes to hydration, water is water. It doesn’t matter if it’s a glass of filtered water or bottled water from the office break room. Not a fan of plain water? Add a slice of lemon or lime or enjoy your favorite brand of flavored sparkling water.
Another option is bottled flat or carbonated water with fruit infused flavors, which offer the benefits of plain bottled water without any diet sweeteners or sugars. Both plain and flavored mineral water offers additional health benefits when compared to traditional bottled water. As mineral water’s name suggests, there are extra minerals such as calcium and magnesium in the water.
Before it gets any colder, it’s time to reassess your New York City break room’s offerings. Group C is here to help customize the perfect refreshment menu with a combination of healthy snacks, fresh food and additional healthy, cold beverages. For more information, please call us at 800-761-0810.