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Drink your way to better hydration 

Studies have found that an estimated 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, leading to significantly reduced productivity, mood and concentration. To combat this, it’s recommended to drink at least two litres per day to focus on achieving better hydration.

Dehydration poses significant dangers to overall health and well-being. When the body lacks adequate fluids, it struggles to maintain essential functions, leading to fatigue, dizziness, and confusion. Severe dehydration can result in serious complications such as kidney damage, heat-related illnesses, and even life-threatening conditions like heatstroke. Additionally, dehydration can impair cognitive function and physical performance, making everyday tasks more challenging and increasing the risk of accidents and injuries. Staying properly hydrated is crucial for maintaining optimal health and preventing these potential dangers. 

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated

In this article, we will examine various causes of dehydration, its associated adverse effects, and strategies for promoting increased fluid intake and achieving better hydration.

A refreshing glass of water in the morning can be the perfect way to kick start your day. After a night of sleep, the body is often dehydrated, and drinking water helps to rehydrate and awaken the senses.

It jumpstarts metabolism, replenishes essential fluids, and boosts cognitive function, helping you feel more alert and focused. Additionally, water flushes out toxins, aids digestion, and can even help alleviate feelings of fatigue.

Starting the day with better hydration sets a positive tone, providing the energy and clarity needed to tackle tasks with vigor and enthusiasm. 

And it doesn’t stop there. It’s crucial to stay hydrated with water, especially when consuming coffee throughout the day. While coffee provides a temporary energy boost, it needs to be balanced with adequate water intake.

Hydrating with water helps to replenish lost fluids, maintain optimal and better hydration levels, and supports overall well-being. Additionally, water helps to dilute the effects of caffeine, reducing the risk of potential side effects, such as jitteriness and increased heart rate.

By alternating between coffee and water consumption, individuals can enjoy the benefits of caffeine while prioritising hydration and minimising the risk of dehydration-related issues. Better hydration, increased well-being.

Juice and soda drinks are not water and will not hydrate in the same way. Whilst it’s perfectly fine to enjoy one or two juice or soda drinks per day, it’s no replacement for water. One of every four beverages consumed in America today is a soft drink. Why not match glass for glass, every time you have a juice or soda drink, match it afterwards with a glass of water, it’s essential to maintaining better hydration. 

Drinking water before feeling thirsty is crucial for maintaining proper hydration levels. By the time thirst sets in, your body is already experiencing dehydration.

There are many ways to track hydration now, such as using a smart app or smart refillable water bottles. Water is essential for numerous bodily functions, including regulating temperature, aiding digestion, and transporting nutrients.

Dehydration can lead to decreased cognitive function, impaired physical performance, and even serious health complications. Therefore, establishing a habit of regular hydration, rather than waiting for thirst cues, is vital for overall well-being and optimal bodily function. 

Lack of water can cause that afternoon dip creating feelings of sluggishness, tiredness and lack of concentration. It can also contribute to more errors being made and decreased output. A refreshing glass of water can help alleviate and diminish those feelings almost instantly.

Sustaining regular levels of water in the body can help to maintain a positive mental attitude, along with increased levels of productivity and efficiency. 

By placing great tasting, filtered drinking water tap in breakout areas in offices we can ensure staff and visitors have the access they need to drinking water and maintain better hydration levels. 

At Borg & Overström we have water dispensers and integrated tap systems which provide easy access to great-tasting sparkling, chilled and filtered water which can improve workplace performance and wellbeing.

Speak to one of our account managers or book a virtual showroom tour for more information. 

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