5 Tips for Staying Hydrated at Work

Humans are water! Our body weight is more than 60% water. When we don't replenish that constant need for hydrating, it can lead to headaches, muscle fatigue, tiredness, and dizziness. All of these things lead can lead to loss of focus and in turn - injuries. Every day at work, especially for those that work outside, think about these five tips to help you stay focused, alert and safe - simply by drinking a bit more water!

1. Don't Wait!

By the time you're thirsty, you are probably already dehydrated. Catch it beforehand and try to constantly be drinking water. According to the Mayo Clinic, we need to drink about 8 - 8 oz glasses a day.

2. Bring Your Own Water Bottle.

Having a water bottle with you at all times helps you remember to drink water all day.

3. Eat Fruits and Veggies.

Fruits and veggies are mostly made up of water, so have an apple, and snack on some carrots or celery.

4. Stay Away From Processed Foods.

Besides all the other the other reasons to stay away from junk food, they can also dehydrate you! So stay away from the processed foods, surgery snacks, and coffee.

5. Infuse.

Just drinking water all day can get boring. Grab some berries or cucumber and put it into your water. Cucumber water is a favorite at the best spas around. It's a great, refreshing change to just drinking plain water all day.

Regardless of how you do it, remember 8 - 8 oz glasses of water every day will help you stay focused, alert and injury free!

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