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 their body weight. So, it’s important to stay well hydrated throughout the day to ensure you perform at your best. Here are some simple ways to make hydration easier:
- 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 are already dehydrated. Dehydration can cause 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. This may be drinking one glass of water every 2 hours or having 1 – 2 glasses of water during each meal.
- Always have water with you
Between juggling tasks and running off to meetings, it’s not unusual if you forget to drink water. Again, create a daily habit such as filling a 2-3L jug and keeping it with a glass at your desk to keep track of how much you have consumed throughout the day. BRITA’s fill&enjoy Style Jug holds 2.4L of water which is the perfect amount to consume throughout the day.
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. The fill&go range provides an easy 600mL of filtered water and is perfect for those days where you can’t get a moment to sit down.
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.
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