This summer has seen soaring temperatures which left most Brits confused, exhausted, and sometimes slightly annoyed that they’d already paid so much money for a holiday abroad. Whilst we love the sunshine and warm evenings, we’re simply not used to it lasting this long. Working efficiently in this weather is proving particularly difficult for some, so we’ve put together our top tips for staying energised this summer.
We’re sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Of course you want to avoid passing out in the street or on public transport, but on a less dramatic level staying hydrated really does help you to cope better in the heat. Even if you don’t feel as though the water is cooling you down, simply hydrating your body will help it to stay more awake and alert. So if you’re struggling with long, hot days, making plenty of trips to the office water machine may well prove very beneficial.
For whatever reason, the hot weather can suppress our appetites and reduce our mealtimes to a cold beer and an ice cream. We’re all for both of those things, but they probably won’t go a long way in maintaining your energy levels, so make sure your meals are balanced with protein, slow-release carbohydrates and vegetables to keep you healthy, and try to opt for refreshing snacks such as fresh fruit.
Get Creative with your Coffee
If you have one of Liquidline’s commercial coffee machines in your workplace, this is the perfect opportunity to try new things with it, like making a whole range of cold coffees. It might be that your office is well equipped with effective air conditioning, in which case you can simply nip to the office coffee machine for caffeine requirements from your regular brew.
Now we finally know what it’s like to have a real summer, we need to learn to live and work in it too. Looking after your body is especially important in these temperatures, as is ensuring you maintain a sufficient coffee intake!