If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance that you want to drink some water.
Go ahead. Find your water bottle and take a few sips. Take your time, we will be here.
How did that feel? Refreshing? Need more? Go for it.
Now that you’ve gotten some water into your system, it’s a good time for me to mention that you should be doing more of what you just did. Most of us, during our average day, don’t take in enough water to stay hydrated the way that we should be. In fact, our daily dehydration may be the reason why we get so tired in the middle of the day, or even get headaches and we have no clue why.
There’s an easy way to combat that: carry a water bottle around with you. Here are some reasons why.
This one is very simple. When you carry a water bottle with you and fill it often, you’re giving your body a better chance at staying hydrated. The higher your daily activity, the more water you’ll want to consume.
A water bottle can come in handy for those times where you can’t leave your desk or the classroom. Your own dehydration can prove to be a mental distraction; your mind will keep telling you how thirsty it is until you decide to do something about it. This can hinder your productivity.
More likely to consume water
When your water bottle has water in it, you’ll be more likely to take the top off of the bottle and drink it. If you have to get up and walk to the water fountain down the hall, you’ll be less likely to consume it. That being said, if you don’t have a water bottle, you should get one.
One great brand is Nalgene. Very durable and simple water bottles for 10 dollars. This is perfect for when you want something reliable but not too expensive.
You can also purchase a water bottle from the service desk in the lower level of the Rec Center for $8 if you don’t already have one. It’s a great investment.
Maximize your daily potential
Being hydrated means that you’re giving your body a chance to be on your A-game. You can’t maximize workouts or your productivity if your body isn’t up to par with what it needs to perform.
A water bottle will help you maximize that potential, giving you a chance to perform well.
It will also keep your mind in tip top shape. Your productivity can sometimes depend on the mental energy that you have throughout the day. That energy comes from the amount of sleep you get, your diet, and how hydrated you are. Why not set yourself up for success?
Take another drink of water.