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Tips on Staying Hydrated at Work

Fit Tip: Drink Water From a Smaller Cup — You'll Move More!

Since I'm stuck behind a desk for most of the day, I make sure that I do all sorts of things to keep myself fit from 9-5. From a stash of healthy desk snacks to taking the stairs, it's important to stay on top of the health game when you're at work. Here's an easy way to double down on your health and keep it at an all-time high.

  1. Find a small cup — something along the lines of a six-ounce coffee mug.
  2. Take your small(ish) cup to the kitchen and fill it with water.
  3. Get back to your desk, drink up, and when finished, repeat the above steps.

So simple, right? I know it kind of sounds silly, but since ditching my large Sigg bottle for a mug, I drink way more water and I'm no longer chained to my desk. A smaller cup means that I get up a lot for refill action. Now I'm hydrated, my blood is circulating more, and I'm on the move. Can we say win?

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
To those who say this makes them drink more water, how so? It just doesn't make sense to me! The kitchen in my office is one door away from my desk, so this would be pointless, but I do see how it could get some people up and moving (which, ultimately could be good for your career, as well, since it would allow for more interactions with co-workers).
Spectra Spectra 5 years
At work, I don't get to have a water bottle. So I take several trips to the drinking fountain to get water. It works out well...I have to walk around to get specimens a lot anyway, so I might as well get a little water while I'm at it.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 5 years
Hmmmm.....how much work are you really getting done if you are up to fill your little cup several times a day? I'll bet your boss just loves you. ;)
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 5 years
I definitely drink less when I have a cup. Having a large bottle in front of me makes me idly sip away without even thinking about it, which helps prevent me from doing the same thing... but with snacks. When I have a cup of water, I just stop drinking it when I have to break away from what I'm doing to get up. I'll keep telling myself I'll "get more water when I'm done with this task," but then I don't. :P
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
I think I would probably just drink less water. Having a big bottle at my desk ensures that I drink enough each day.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 5 years
it makes me drink a lot more. I also drink warm water and use the same tea bag all day jsut to add a ltitle something :)
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