Types of consumed drinks at work during summer and winter seasons among foresters: A pilot study
Authors: Joanna Orysiak, Magdalena Młynarczyk, Piotr Prus
Abstract: Dehydration is very common among workers both at the beginning and end of work. Persistent or even worsening dehydration after work indicates insufficient fluid intake at work. The aim of the study was to determine the differences in the type of consumed drinks during work between summer and winter periods in foresters. The study was carried out in summer (n = 10) and in winter (n = 10) among male foresters. Subjects completed a questionnaire regarding the amount of drinks consumed during 1 working day. It was observed that in summer the most consumed drink was water. Similarly, in the winter period, the volunteers drank water the most, but its consumption was almost twice lower than in the summer (p>0.05). On the other hand, tea consumption was 2/3 higher in winter compared to summer (p>0.05). There were also observed large, but nonsignificant, variations in volume of fluid intake between workers.In conclusion, the season of the year may affect workers’ choice of drink type. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:This paper is published and based on the results of a research task no. IV-38 carried out within the scope of the statutory activity, financed in the years 2021-2022 from the funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Keywords: drinks, work, workers, summer, winter, fluid intake
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