Dehydration? You? Never! If you feel thirsty while you’re out on a courier job you’ll just have a quick swig of the old Cola or H2O, right? Well, it might surprise you to know that by the time your mind (or your mouth) tells you it’s time to wet the whistle, your body could actually already be dangerously dehydrated without you even knowing.
Let’s get this clear, by ‘dry’ we certainly don’t mean boring… Get ready for a shock.
Are you sitting down? Because here’s the kicker.
Now we’ve got your attention, the job is to keep it. Stay with us, though, because the topic is extremely important to anyone who makes a living out on the road – even if it’s just the odd courier job. If it’s your full time gig, it’s even more vital.
Lack of hydration leads to poor concentration and, when you’re in charge of a vehicle, little slip-ups can lead to big problems. Here’s what can happen:
So, if feeling thirsty is not the best gauge of your hydration status, what is? There are many tell tale symptoms, and not all of them are obvious:
If it all sounds a bit grim, take heart – because staying hydrated really doesn’t have to be a chore. Take these tips on board your next courier job, and it’ll be easy to stay within the safe levels of hydration:
It really couldn’t be easier, so there’s really no excuse.
When you work out on the road, staying healthy and hydrated can definitely be a challenge, but it should be your top priority. What other tips have you got to share in terms of staying in peak condition?
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