Have you had your 2 litres of water today? Research has shown that performance can be impaired when an individual is dehydrated by as little as 2% of body weight. So it’s important to stay well hydrated throughout the day to ensure you perform at your best.
Here are 3 simple ways:
- Don’t wait until you’re thirsty, have a drink now
The sensation of thirst is an alarm signal from our body so if you feel thirsty, you might already be dehydrated. When dehydrated, it is typical to experience headaches, sleepiness, and decreased cognitive and physical performance. Therefore, it is important to drink small quantities of water regularly to remain alert. To do this, create a daily habit that can easily be maintained such as drink one glass of water every 2 hours or have 1 or 2 glasses of water during each meal.
- Always have water with you
Between juggling many tasks and running off to meetings, it’s not unusual to forget to drink water. Again, create a daily habit such as filling up your glass as soon as you arrive at work and keep it on hand.
Another great way is to keep a bottle of water on hand - during your meetings, in the car, at your desk or even with your meals so that you can refill regularly. These simple changes will keep you hydrated without you even realising it.
Research has shown that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so the daily goal of staying hydrated can easily be reached and you’ll start to feel the benefits of being hydrated in no time at all.
- Regular water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated!
Who says you can only maintain hydration from regular water? Add variation to your beverage intake – certain types of teas, sparkling and flavoured water in moderation could be a fun alternative.
Sparkling water not only hydrates your body as well as regular water, it has other impressive benefits! Did you know that sparkling water can regulate blood sugar levels?
Swap from your sugary soft drink to sparkling water can play an important role in your heath and general well-being. Why not have a glass of sparkling with some fresh lemon to add extra zest to your daily hydration!
The Hydration solution - BRITA Professional Bottling System
From the boardroom to the shop floor, a supply of clean, refreshing water should be a permanent fixture at every company. After all, staying hydrated plays a key role in the well-being and performing at your best – improving concentration, memory, mood and more.
The BRITA Professional Bottling System can produce up to 180 litres of chilled still and sparkling water, yet costs as little as a few dollars a day. It’s always environmentally friendly as it reduces plastic waste at workplace. Download the BRITA Experience catalogue for Corporate brochure to find out more.