Literally the most important substance of our chemical make-up, we should all drink more water. The combination of two parts hydrogen, and one part oxygen, the more of this clear miracle elixir you consume, the better your whole life will be.
To name a few reasons why you should be guzzling more of that hydration juice: you’ll sleep better, lose weight easier, increase your concentration times, helps you cool down and heat up accordingly and keep your skin in pristine condition. Your kidney’s can process up to 15 litres a day so don’t worry about drinking too much – here’s why you should be drinking more, especially at work.
1. Make sure you’re taking regular breaks
The recommend water consumption per day is about 2 litres for men and 1.6 for women but this is dependent on a number of factors. A study by The Muse proved that the most productive people work for an average of 52 minutes followed by 17 minutes break. If you drink a minimum of one glass of water per break, on this basis, man or woman, you’ll be way on track to filling your daily quota by the time you get home.
2. Buy yourself a filter bottle
Investing in a purposeful work bottle can actually motivate you to drink more water. Not only will you have to share glasses with your potentially sickening coworkers but you’ll be able to take a vaster quantity of water back to your desk. The added bonus is that you can now invest in portable filter bottles so you don’t have to worry about the cleanliness of your work kitchen’s tap water.
3. Cut out the cans at lunchtime
Instead of opting for a coke or sugar-filled fruit drink, why not get yourself a bottle of water? It’s boring but will help your digestion and is any easy to knock 500ml off of your daily 2 litres – that’s 25% of your target cleared without you even realising.
4. Start using the iDrated app
Available on the app store, iDrated is the best way to keep track of how much water you’re taking in on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. You can log your consumption as well as set targets and see when you should be drinking your next glass next. Perfect for those lacking in willpower – with the constant pressure of phone notifications looming you can guilt yourself into drinking more water