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Healthy hydration in the workplace

Blake, Holly


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Professor of Behavioural Medicine


Adequate hydration is critical for the maintenance of good health and has many long-term benefits which make it an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. Dehydration is often associated with negative health outcomes. Workers often report dehydration and difficulties with regular access to drinking water. Furthermore, healthy hydration is often an aspect of employee wellbeing that is overlooked despite the growing existence of interventions focused on improving access to facilities which enhance employee health in the NHS. Hydration should be considered as part of employee wellbeing interventions. Employers have a duty of care to provide their staff with access to good quality drinking water throughout the working day. The wellness of NHS staff is important, and being adequately hydrated on the job may benefit not only the individuals concerned but ultimately patient care.


Blake, H. (2011). Healthy hydration in the workplace. Health Psychology Update, 20(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 14, 2011
Publication Date Oct 1, 2011
Deposit Date Nov 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 6, 2018
Print ISSN 0954-2027
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 2
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Additional Information © Copyright 2011 The British Psychological Society


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