Every workplace is looking for ways to increase productivity. Increasing productivity doesn’t always require some big, complicated project. Sometimes there are very simple ways to increase productivity. For example, you can increase your productivity simply by drinking more water. That’s right. You may find that hard to believe, but there is plenty of science to back it up.
1. Water provides an energy boost.
Being dehyrdrated saps your energy. Water helps your blood transport oxygen and other nutrients to your cells, giving you an energy boost.
2. Water helps your brain.
Scientific research has shown that getting more water helps your brain work better. A lack of water actually shrinks brain tissue, making it harder to think.
3. Water helps fight stress.
Again, studies have shown that being well hydrated helps our mental state, since our brains are 85 percent water.
4. Water helps your mood.
Science again shows that not getting enough water does affect your mood, so being well hydrated can help boost your feeling of well being.
5. Water can prevent headaches.
A lack of water can lead to headaches. In fact, in one study, people with headaches who drank two glasses of water experienced almost complete relief.
Scientific evidence clearly shows how being well hydrated helps our memory, attention, and motor skills, so making sure everyone in the office gets enough water will help everyone perform better cognitively.
The best way to keep your people hydrated is to have a water cooler at work. Skip the bottled water – it’s expensive, no better than tap water, and the plastic is not good for the environment. Also, it’s important to drink just water. Avoid coffee – it’s a diuretic. Sodas and fruit drinks are filled with sugar, which is not healthy.
How do you know if you are getting enough water? Your body will tell you by activating your feeling of thirst. Often, however, by the time you are feeling thirsty, you may already be somewhat dehydrated. So, there are other signs to look for that may tell you if you need to rehydrate. They include fatigue or mood swings, feeling hungry even though you may have just eaten, back or joint aches, dry skin, lack of urination, or dark urine, and constipation.
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