Are you staying hydrated?
If you are experiencing difficulty concentrating, headaches and tiredness, you may be dehydrated. Breathing, sweating and using the toilet all result in water loss and so you need to top up regularly. 6-8 glasses/cups daily should be your target though more will be required in hot weather, after strenuous exercise or in air-conditioned environments.
Staying hydrated, especially during the work day can be a struggle for some people so here are some tips to help:
- Set regular prompts on your phone or smart watch to remind you to drink regularly throughout your working day.
- Hot drinks such as tea and coffee count, just go easy on the caffeine.
- Make water more interesting by infusing flavour using herbal teabags, lemon slices and sugar-free squashes.
- Limit fizzy drinks and choose sugar-free versions.
How do you ensure you remain hydrated during your work day? Or which of the tips above do you intend to incorporate into it? Let us know in the comments.