If a day’s work feels more like a survival mission for you, it’s probably time to look for solutions. If you’re researching like crazy trying to find the cause of your low productivity, we might have the answer for you: dehydration. If you’re like most Australians, you probably aren’t aware of the massive problems caused by dehydration.
And if you’re anything like a lot of Australians, you’re probably also dehydrated. But as far as issues go, this one is easily fixed by drinking more water. If you need any convincing, just look at our list of the many ways drinking more water can improve your productivity. You’ll probably be amazed – we were!
Drinking more water fights off headaches – one of the main workplace ailments
Headaches come and go on a daily basis for a lot of people. In fact, some people just accept them as a part of life. But we don’t think you should have to! That’s why we have a solution: drinking more water. Headaches can be caused by stress or poor posture, but most of the time it’s just dehydration. So drinking more water can send your headaches on their way. And without headaches, you will be astounded at the increases in your productivity.
Reaching for an afternoon coffee? There’s no need – drinking more water boosts energy
For a lot of people, coffee is the fuel behind a day’s work. In fact, coffee is a pretty big part of our workplace culture in Australia. But it’s not the only source of energy. Believe it or not, a few glasses of water can give you an energy boost unlike any other. Dehydration is the cause of a lot of fatigue and lethargy. Worse still, coffee is a diuretic, which means it will dehydrate your further. That means big energy highs, but even bigger crashes! A glass of water will simply restore your body’s equilibrium and leave you feeling energised and refreshed. And what could be better for productivity than that?
Dehydration reduces focus – drinking more water prevents this
Our brains need to be hydrated – more so than a lot of our organs. So when you’re dehydrated, you can lose focus quickly without even realising. Dehydration is hard to spot, too. In fact, a lot of us mistake the signs of dehydration for hunger. As a general rule, if you feel thirsty you’re already dehydrated. So be proactive and dedicate yourself to drinking a certain number of litres in a day. This will put your brain on the right track and restore the focus that you lost without even realising!
Let’s look long-term: drinking more water will improve your brain function
So by now we have looked at what water can do to improve your productivity from day to day. But what about in the long term? In the same way that staying hydrated and drinking more water will improve your focus, it will also improve your long-term brain function. Drinking more water keeps your brain in great condition, and this will improve your focus and function well into the future.
Those little aches and pains are actually dehydration – drinking more water will help
Finally, let’s talk muscles. Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day, or working on your feet, most of us come home from a day of work with a whole host of little aches and pains. It’s easy to put them down to the stresses and strains of the workplace, but often it’s just dehydration. As our bodies lose water, they also lose the minerals and salts that help our joints and muscles. So drinking more water can help you lose the aches and pains and become more productive during the day. It’s amazing what the humble glass of water can achieve!
For all your drinking water needs, get in touch with So Fresh on 0428 747 576.