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Three Ways to Stay Hydrated at Work

Hydrating at work is just as important as hydrating while exercising. Office environments are notorious for being some of the driest places on earth, particularly with air-conditioning and heat going at full blast. Hydration is simple to do, but if left undone can leave you feeling less than stellar. So stick to this 3-point plan to focus on hydration from

  1. Limit caffeine intake. Caffeinated drinks including cola, tea and coffee, all dehydrate your body. This can result in headaches, dry and sore throats, and lethargy.
  2. Don’t lose your bottle. Always keep a bottle of water at arms reach. Take frequent swigs and you’ll keep your fluid levels topped up.
  3. Don’t neglect activity. However, just because you have water close at hand and don’t need to move away from your desk for a drink, still make sure that you take regular exercise and mobility breaks.


oleszka oleszka 10 years
great tips! I notice since I have begun to drink more water and no tea,coffee,soda I feel much better
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i like nalgene or similar bottles to fill up because, like other have said - i can use the bottle to measure how much water i am drinking in a day.
megafie megafie 10 years
If you drink a lot of water it forces you to get up and move - to the bathroom!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I hate drinking enough water cuz then I have to pee all the time! And I'm too busy at work to pee all the time.
ccy ccy 10 years
I'm sooo bad for not drinking enough at work. I fill the bottle but then i just don't drink it!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
Thanks for the great tips, Fit!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I load up the same bottle of water every time I go to the water station at work. Keeps me hydrated and up and walking when I need to get out of my chair and go down the hall and back.
james-bond-girl james-bond-girl 10 years
I bring my 32oz Nalgene bottle to work with me religiously...when I arrive in the morning I go up three big flights of stairs drop my stuff off then go back down them to the cafeteria and fill up my Nalgene with ice and water...after lunch time I've drank the whole thing and make the stair trek again to fill it up. And voila' I've dranken atleast 64oz of water by the end of the day. Oh and it's cheap because it's free, and it doesn't litter the environment. :)
luvbugg luvbugg 10 years
Great tips thanks! I always notice i drink so much less if I dont have my water bottle near me...lazy!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
I re-use a 50.7 oz bottle. I keep it at my desk and try to get to a certain level by a certain time of day. So by lunch I should be half way, and by mid afternoon, 3/4 of the way. I try to be done by the end of the day, or by the end of my drive home.
syako syako 10 years
Instead of a bottle of water, how about a glass... americans are way too addicted to plastic bottles which end up in countless landfills and eventually our oceans.
workofiction workofiction 10 years
I have a BAD caffeine habit at work! I drink 2 cuppa joes in the am, and a diet coke in the pm. I need to work on that!
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