With Australia set to have one of its hottest summers yet, it is important to ensure that you and your workplace are set to deal with these extreme weather conditions anytime.
Aqualyte has been designed for prolonged use by workers to prevent heat-related illnesses caused by dehydration and thus maintain productivity.
Aqualyte was originally developed after extensive research investigating the effects of dehydration on the health and performance of underground miners, but its benefits are important for all workers who are exposed to hot environments and dehydration.
Sweating is the primary way in which the body loses heat and keeps body temperature regulated. If the fluid lost in sweat is not replaced workers become dehydrated, reducing the bodies ability to lose heat through sweating and body temperature will rise.
Workers can sweat an average of 600ml of fluid per hour, thus performing 10-12 hour shifts may require the replacement of 6-7 litres of fluid per day. Aqualyte is palatable and its intermittent use makes consumption of this large volume of fluid more achievable.
As a hypotonic solution, Aqualyte’s rapid absorption into the body helps prevent the feeling of fullness or bloating in the gut. This contributes to workers being able to consume greater volumes and thus replace fluid loss though sweating.
Hydration is critically important for workers in regulating body temperature otherwise they risk getting heat-related illnesses or having an increased risk of workplace accidents due to mental and physical fatigue.
As a hypotonic solution, Aqualyte’s rapid absorption into the body helps prevent the feeling of fullness or bloating in the gut. This contributes to workers being able to consume greater volumes and thus replace fluid loss through sweating.
Hot temperatures decrease worker productivity and economic output; less productive workers mean a less productive business, help to mitigate this before it starts by supplying your workers with the best possible hydration solution available.
The warning signs of heatstroke:
Fast, shallow breathing
Muscle weakness or cramps
Dizzy or nauseous
If you experience any of these symptoms, quickly get out of the heat, rest in a cool, shady place, and drink plenty of fluids containing either sugars or salt.
Only you can prevent heat-related illness by supplying your workers with the best possible hydration solution.
To get your very own Aqualyte Hydration Solutions or to find out more contact us today.