An air-conditioned and shady place is perhaps one of the last places you would suspect to make you dehydrated, but it happens more than you think. In fact, there’s a good chance that more people are dehydrated in the office than when poolside. Keep on reading to learn how to stay nice and hydrated when churning out those files this summer!
One of the first things that we have to answer is what you are normally drinking at the office. Are you choosing to down a sports drink in-between lunch, or have the intern run out and get you a coffee, every hour on the hour? If you answered yes to either of those, then there is a good chance you are not your fully-hydrated self during the day. Replacing just one of these options with a water (even if it takes one out of your 5 cups of coffee out of your daily routine) is a step towards plentiful hydration.
Sure, this may seem like a great idea in theory, but we know that the execution can be quite challenging. We can talk about drinking water all day (and in fact, we do it every Tuesday and Friday), but where it really counts is to put it in practice.
So, to make hydration a plausible goal, make it your mission to drink a certain amount of water by a certain time each day. Say you bring a reusable bottle to work in the morning—try to have it empty by noon, refill, and empty the rest by the time you leave. It is simple goals like this where hydration becomes a reality, and where you can expand upon it.
In addition, command yourself to drink a sip of water after a task. Finished that file you’ve been working on for the past 20 minutes? Take a sip. Just got off the phone with another client? Another sip. Your imagination is the limit when coming up with excuses to hydrate that your brain will fall for, and that will keep you in a pattern. All it takes is a little willpower, and you are well on your way to great hydration.
Of course, it matters what type of water you are drinking as well, and the natural minerals embedded into spring water makes for the best bang for your buck. To experience the difference, give us a call today for your first order, and see for yourself why we are crazy about our water!