We try our best to be well-oiled machines here at Lakewood Group (Edina, MN) and drinking a lot of water is one of the best ways to do that. Staying hydrated should be an easy task, yet a lot of us always forget to drink enough water. It’s funny because humans essentially have two jobs when it comes to survival: eating nutrients and drinking water. Hydration is the tough part. Considering most Americans have direct access to water, you would expect everybody to be fully hydrated at all times, but that is not the case. In fact, up to 75% of Americans may be operating in a chronic state of dehydration!
It is recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water every day – each glass being 8 ounces. That can sound like a lot and, especially in the office, it can be difficult to remember to maintain your daily dose of H20. Here are 3 hydration tips for when you’re in the office!
1. Always Have it
You usually remember that you’re dehydrated right before bed or in the middle of the day when you can’t figure out why you have that splitting headache. Then you realize you’ve only had a soda and one glass of water today.
By keeping water around you at all times, you will be more inclined to drink it. Rather than searching for water when you finally notice your body is rusting up, always have a water bottle at your desk to remind yourself to drink it!
2. Get a Funky Water Bottle
Drinking out of standard plastic water bottles is both bad for the environment and boring. Of course, the issue of environmental sanctity takes precedence over monotonous drinking methods, but for the sake of hydration, we will focus on the latter!
By drinking out of a water bottle that has a fun mouthpiece, cool design, and satisfying delivery to your mouth, it will actually become easier to stay hydrated! It’s also a huge plus if the bottle keeps your water cold. Keep this by your desk for ultimate convenience at work! We love water here at Lakewood Group – just look at our name!
3. Morning Chug
Waking up in the morning can be brutal if you’re constantly dehydrated. It’s been 7 or 8 hours since you’ve had a glass of water and probably more time than that if you don’t drink enough in the first place.
The first thing you should do in the morning is crush a full, 8-ounce glass of water. Not only will it stomp out most of your grogginess, it will start your day off with something that your body needs the most. This will make it easier to continue all day long at Lakewood Group!