Where do you spend most of your time? If you’re like most Americans, the unfortunate but honest answer to that question is probably “work.”
According to a 2015 article by CNN, “Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week, longer than their counterparts in the world's largest economies.” If you count the time you spend working from home, answering emails on your phone, and just generally worrying about work when you’re not there, it’s probably much more.
Healthy habits that are relatively easy to stick with while at home, but tend to be trickier to manage when we’re at work. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, staying properly hydrated is one of the best things you can do to support overall wellness. In fact, dehydration directly affects your work performance, as it can lead to fatigue and lack of focus.
As makers of top quality water bottles with fruit infusers, Define Bottle is highly invested in helping everyone stay hydrated and healthy. So here are some of our best tips for staying hydrated when you’re at work.
One thing that you can do to stay hydrated at work actually has nothing to do with drinking more water at all; simply snacking on fruits and veggies that are high in water content can help to boost your overall hydration. According to Nutrisavings, celery sticks, baby tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, grapefruits, carrots, strawberries, and cauliflower can help get more water into your diet!
Another surprising way to encourage yourself to stay hydrated during the day is to use a straw, or ask for a straw when you go to lunch at your favorite restaurant. As Lifehacker.com reports, “drinking from a straw can help you drink more in the long run. You’ll sip and sip, not realizing how much you’ve actually had. Sure, you could probably drink just as much by chugging, but sipping from a straw takes less effort so you’re more inclined to do it.”
If you’re determined to snack on more foods that have a high water content, just make sure that you don’t undo all that effort by eating high sodium foods the rest of the time. Salt has a dehydrating effect on the body, and if you make it a habit to eat potato chips, pretzels, salted peanuts or other salty foods you could still end up feeling the negative effects of dehydration. If you just can’t say no to these salty snacks, remember it means you’ll have to drink even MORE water to make up for them!
One of the easiest ways to get excited about staying hydrated at work is to get your very own water bottle with a fruit infuser! Define Bottles make it easy and convenient to drink more water because they allow you to flavor it with delicious fruits and vegetables. The combinations are endless and we bet you’ll be surprised how many times you refill it throughout the day!
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