Why Are General Cleaning Services Important for an Office?

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We all know that it is important to maintain the cleanliness of an office. A clean office creates a good impression on your visitors, whether they are your vendors, clients, etc. A neat and well-maintained office provides a hygienic environment for your employees. However, irrespective of the size of the office, maintaining cleanliness can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are professional companies that offer general cleaning services for the upkeep of the office.

Why is cleanliness important for an office?

Productivity increases

If an office is neat and clean, employees are less likely to fall sick. This reduces the number of sick leaves by employees in the organization leading to better productivity.business

Creates a Good Impression

A clean office is impressive to clients. It could help your business grow by attracting more clients and retaining old ones.

Motivates Employees

A hygienic environment motivates the employees to give their best performance.

In order to ensure that the cleaning is carried out on a regular basis, it is a good idea to hire a professional company. These services can be hired on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. The professional cleaners maintain neatness of your reception area, restrooms, kitchen area, etc. The general cleaning services ensure that all the dustbins are emptied and all surfaces dust-free. Even the carpets in the office need to be vacuumed regularly to maintain them.

Benefits of hiring general cleaning services for your organization:

• Regular Services

A general cleaning services company ensures regular cleaning of your premises. On the other hand, if you have your own staff cleaning the premises, the cleaning may not be regular if your staff needs leave.

Professional Approach

General cleaning companies have a professional approach. They are experienced in their job and know all the areas to be covered.

Latest Equipment

Professional cleaning companies use the latest equipment to maintain your premises.

Safe Cleaning Agents

These companies use cleaning chemicals that are effective and safe for humans. These companies use certified environment-friendly cleaning agents.

Work at Convenient Timings

They provide office cleaning services at timings convenient to you. They can clean your premises after office hours so that your working is unaffected.

Avoid Accidents

An unclean workplace can be a zone for accidents. For instance, if there is spillage in an industrial shop floor, it could lead to workers falling there.

In Conclusion

Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the workplace is important. General cleaning services ensure regular cleaning and maintenance of the premises.

Fitness Tip: How To Hydrate and Replace Electrolytes When Working Out

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Water is essential to life. A few days without it could result in death – it’s that important. So considering a hydration strategy, especially when working out in the heat is essential to overall health. We lose water through respiration, sweating as well as urinary and fecal output. Exercise speeds up the rate of water loss making intense exercise, especially in the heat, a possibility of leading to cramping, dizziness and heat exhaustion or heat stroke if adequate fluid intake isn’t met. Correct fluid intake is an important priority for exercisers and non-exercisers in the heat. Water makes up 60% of our bodies. So it’s incredibly important to for many different roles in the body.

 

The Role of Hydration In The Body:

Water has many important jobs. From a solvent to a mineral source, water plays a part in in many different functions. Here are some of water’s important jobs:

– Water acts as a solvent or a liquid that can dissolve other solids, liquids and gases. It can carry and transport these things in a number of ways. Two of water’s most important roles are the fact that water transports nutrients to cells and carries waste products away from cells.

– In the presence of water, chemical reactions can proceed when they might be impossible otherwise. Because of this, water acts as a catalyst to speed up enzymatic interactions with other chemicals.

– Drink up because water acts as a lubricant! That means that water helps lubricate joints and acts as a shock absorber for the eyes and spinal cord.

– Body hydration and fluid exchange help regulate body temperature. Don’t be afraid to sweat! It helps regulate your body temperature. When we begin to sweat, we know that body temperature has increased. As sweat stays on the skin, it begins to evaporate which lowers the body temperature.

– Did you know that water contains minerals? Drinking water is important as a source of calcium and magnesium. When drinking water is processed, pollutants are removed and lime or limestone is used to re-mineralize the water adding the calcium and magnesium into the water. Because re-mineralization varies depending on the location of the quarry, the mineral content can also vary.

 

Which Factors Determine How Much Water We Need:

What factors affect how much water we need? All of the following help determine how much water we need to take in.

Climate – Warmer climates may increase water needs by an additional 500 mL (2 cups) of water per day.

Physical activity demands – More or more intense exercise will require more water – depending on how much exercise is performed, water needs could double.

How much we’ve sweated – The amount of sweating may increase water needs.HydrateAfterWorkout_bolg_

Body size – Larger people will likely require more water and smaller people will require less.

Thirst – Also an indicator of when we need water. Contrary to popular believe that when we are thirsty we need water, thirst isn’t usually perceived until 1-2% of bodyweight is lost. At that point, exercise performance decreases and mental focus and clarity may drop off.
We know why water is important but how do we go about hydrating properly? Fluid balance or proper hydration is similar to energy balance (food intake vs output). It is important to avoid fluid imbalance for health.

We get water not only through the beverages we consume but also through some of the food we eat. Fruits and vegetables in their raw form have the highest percentage of water. Cooked or “wet” carbohydrates like rice, lentils and legumes have a fair amount of water where fats like nuts, seeds and oils are very low in water content.

Fluid Needs By Bodyweight:

One of the easiest way to determine how much water you need is by body weight. This would be the basic amount you need daily without exercise. *Yes, you’ll need to find a metric converter like this one to do the math.

Water Needs: 30 – 40 mL of water per 1 kg of bodyweight

Example: if you weigh 50 kg (110 lb), you would need 1.5 L – 2 L of water per day.

Hydration Indicators:

You should be drinking water consistently (not all at one time) throughout the day. The body can only absorb a certain amount of water at a time. Any overzealous drinking could lead to health issues.

Thirst – As stated above, if you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.

Urine – The color of your urine is also an indicator of your hydration level.

colorless to slightly yellowish – hydrated
soft yellow – hydrated
pale gold – hydrated
gold, dark gold or light brown – possible light to moderate dehydration
brown – dehydrated

Hydration + Electrolyte Strategy:

These easy steps will help you to hydrate daily plus before and after workouts.

1. Determine how much water you need to drink on a daily basis using the body weight formula above.

2. Pre-hydration – Drinking about 2 cups of water BEFORE intense exercise ensures adequate hydration to start.

3. During Exercise – 1 cup (8 ounces) of water mixed with electrolytes (about 3/4 water to 1/4 electrolyte) every 15 minutes approximately.

4. After Exercise – Fluid intake is required to assist in recovery. Recovering with a mix of water, protein and carbs is a great idea in addition to electrolytes if needed. Formula: Approximately 15g of protein, 30g of carbs, electrolytes and water.

Is Art Necessary?

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I am an artist at heart and an accountant by profession. I make paper collage paintings and also enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas. I particularly like learning new techniques and styles of painting.

However for some time now I have been plagued by the question “Is art necessary?” I have felt perhaps I ought to put my time to better use. Do something really productive and worthwhile. Do something that would improve the world, something really useful and perhaps to make a difference. And also find my purpose. Yes the perennial question – is this all there is? Suddenly making art started to feel like a kind of selfish indulgence. Like I should have utilised my time to do something more important. So I started to think if any art was necessary at all.

Every single day I read the morning paper. I read to keep myself informed of the news. The news is of crimes committed. Of horrible crimes against women and little children. Of the destruction wrought by natural calamities. Of people suffering from lack of water or too much of it. Of the air being polluted and of climate change. Of plastic destroying marine life while uncaring governments ruin the environment. Of the corrupt politicians destroying the social fabric for personal gain. Off Ill-informed people running the economy to the ground. Wrong people at the helm of affairs suppressing and destroying the good. Makes me wonder if anything will ever help stop the rot. Hardly gives me any reason to smile at all. Save for the little cartoon on the back page, Calvin and Hobbes.

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So while I have largely felt like Nero fiddling when Rome was burning, I suddenly caught myself on the last line there. The little cartoon Calvin and Hobbes seemed to be the only thing relieving me from the relentless depression of the morning paper. The little stuffed tiger and the very cute expressions. The cleverly drawn cartoon with barely 3 or 4 panels conveying an idea usually a witty one. Drawing the reader into the life of a little kid sometimes making the reader wonder where the story goes next. I am always compelled to read this cartoon. Even on mornings when I am running late I have a quick look at the cartoon. On holidays I take the time to sit and marvel at the talent of the cartoonist. How the stuffed tiger looks so alive in one panel and like a toy in the next. Thank you Bill Watterson.

So what is this cartoon if not art I asked myself? It provides me a momentary respite from the depressing news and tediousness of the daily newspaper. In a way it enriches me by giving me a glimpse of something fantastic. So isn’t this all that art is meant to do?

In a world plagued with sadness perhaps art is like the clouds parting and letting in a ray of sunshine. Is that not important? There will always be death and destruction and blood and tears. There will always be bad news and people in need of help. But then art must exist too. Art provides a kind of relief to the dreariness of one’s life. Perhaps this could be also why they made so much art in the past centuries when daily life was a grind and there was so much sickness and suffering from plagues and wars. And today when we look art works from the past we are uplifted and filled with a sense of awe, of the greatness of their vision, of the enormity of their talent and of the permanence of their works.

This is why art is necessary. Though not all art can be compared to the great masters, in its own way every artwork speaks to someone. It does provide that glimmer of light in a cloudy day. It elevates the soul of its maker and makes the viewer consider if only for a moment a glimpse into a different world. And if it is really good art, it makes the viewer pause and perhaps smile or be awed.

So art is necessary. All art is necessary. I arrived at the conclusion that it was important for me to continue to make art for myself and for the benefit of others.

The next question I am considering now is how much time should I spend on my art. Perhaps I shall refer again to a quote by little Calvin, “God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.”

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