26/03/20204 min read

How Important Is It To Drink More Water?

It is no shock that we spend the majority of our lives at work.

The average person will spend around 90,000 hours at their workplace in their lifetime.

Getting through our everyday workload will always be the first thing that we want to do do. 

It is incredibly easy to avoid drinking water when we are focused on getting work done.
Many of us turn to tea or coffee to stay alert during the day. Yet this counteractive due to their diuretic effects. In other words, they increase urination and therefore expel fluid more easily and that leads to dehydration. 

Dehydration : 

The recommended drink at least 8 cups of water each day, that is equivalent to almost 2L of water. 

After all, 60% of the body is made up of water and the human is composed of 75 per cent of water. 

Hydrating regularly lubricates our joints and eyes, keeps our skin healthy, allows the best digestion, eliminates toxins and optimises energy produces through our cells.

Besides reducing concentration, not hydrating properly can create an imbalance of salts and sugars in the body which can quickly lead to health problems. 

In other words, if you feel a headache coming or feel slightly weak, don’t reach for a mid-morning snack. The best thing to do is grab that glass of water first. 

How will dehydration affect productivity?

We are not always conscious of the benefits of drinking enough water and how it can impact our health and work life.

As a result, we often forget to drink more water.

A report showed that there are up to 75 per cent of people do not drink the recommended 8 cups of water a day. This means most people are actually really dehydrated without even realising. 

When we are dehydrated, we struggle to concentrate and be productive at work and this can indirectly affect our colleagues at work.

How Do You Know If You Are Dehydrated?

We do not always realise how much we lose throughout the day and how important it is to rehydrate.

Dehydration could include symptoms like irritability, confusion, extreme thirst, a quickened heartbeat.

How Can You Avoid Dehydration In The Work Place? 

There are some effective ways we can encourage ourselves and our colleagues to have better water intake. 

  • Provide employees with easily-accessible water. This could come in the form of either provide:
    Bottled water, creating water coolers throughout the workspaces, or providing water stations at most of the office space.
  • Educate people. While most people are away, they need to drink water.
    It is easy to dismiss the implications of not doing so.
    Giving educational materials such as posters to show the importance of keeping hydrated.

  • Make drinking water much more interesting. One of the main reasons, why people struggle to drink more water is that it is just too boring
    This results in people drinking more of sodas, energy drinks etc.

    Try to make it interesting for your employees like adding in some fruit slices like lemon, strawberries, cucumber, orange or melon.
    This way employees will be happy and drink it without the boring taste of plain water. 

Always remember the benefits of drinking enough water brings to your working life.

It will help you increase your energy, enable you to concentrate better, relieve tiredness and it also promotes weight loss with a healthy diet, flushing out unwanted toxins in the body as well as boosting your immune system which is what we all need right now to be strong to fight viruses. 

When your body is functioning at its optimum you will feel great and perform better!