Having a water cooler at work can actually promote our health. Most of us probably do not realise this, but this device holds the key to a healthy lifestyle.Our body consists of more than 70% water and it is no news to us that drinking water has a strong effect on our body. We loose water everyday and it must be replaced, studies show that the average for men is 2.9 litres and for women 2.2 litres. Failing to do so puts us at a greater risk for some chronic diseases. Dehydration is reported to elevate the risk for coronary heart disease. It is not enough to exercise and stop smoking – we also have to drink large amounts of water. As it turns out it is as important as diet and exercise. Another study shows that drinking water regularly reduces the risk of breast cancer by 79%.
Dehydration is also linked to some conditions affecting the bladder, kidneys, and prostate. Some of results are prostate cancer and kidney stones. These patients consumed less than the recommended amount of water and the risk of these conditions would be diminished greatly if daily they consumed just 240 ml more water. Some other fluids were included in that study, but none of them had the impact of pure water.
If you are like many others who spend at least 7 hours at the office, and do not have the opportunity to exercise, drinking water from the water cooler will certainly help you maintain better health.