Staying hydrated in the office during summer


It is very important for your office to be cool during the summer months. Especially, as temperatures have rocketed over the last month and are looking to stay high throughout the rest of summer.

We have put together some tips that you can use to help keep your office cool…


Your body creates metabolic heat when it’s breaking down foods, so when you have larger meals, your body produces more heat. So to compromise, eat smaller meals but more frequent so your body doesn’t produce loads of heat.

Stay Hydrated

A lot of people are guilty of not drinking enough water throughout the day, however, during the summer, it is even more important to consume enough water. Every day you should aim for 2-3 litres. This is because you usually sweat more, so make sure you drink plenty of cold water.

A simple way of planning out and keeping track of the amount you drink is putting a bottle of water in the freezer and as it melts throughout the day then you take sips of the cold water.

Keep them closed

If your office isn’t equipped with air conditioning, keep the blinds or curtains closed during the day, this helps to prevent the greenhouse effect.

Heat rises, so depending on your window layout, keep the top windows open as the hot air will leave through the top window, keeping the office cooler.

Still feeling hot?

If you’re still feeling hot and bothered, try running your wrists under a cold tap for five seconds every couple of hours or splash a bit of water on the back of your neck, as the cold water cools down the central veins by your pulse points.

Switch it off

Electrical equipment gives out a lot of heat. If you are not using a certain piece of equipment, turn it off. It not only stops producing unnecessary heat, but it will keep the energy bill down too.

If you would like any further help or advice on how to keep your office cool during the summer periods, please do not hesitate to get in touch, call us on 01444 474278 or email

Written by Louise Fletcher – Work experience!

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