Supporting Wellbeing at Work: Staying Hydrated for a Happier, Healthier You

This month on L&P social, we are spotlighting ways to promote wellbeing.

One important aspect of physical health is staying hydrated. Staying hydrated isn’t just about quenching your thirst – it’s a powerful tool for maintaining productivity, focus, and vitality throughout the workday.

The Benefits of Hydration

Boosted Energy Levels – Dehydration can lead to feeling tired and sluggish. Staying hydrated helps maintain energy throughout the day.

Reduces Stress – Dehydration can affect your mood. Staying hydrated helps maintain cortisol, the hormone responsible for feeling stressed.

Promotes Sharper Focus – Your brain functions better when hydrated, supporting cognitive processes, memory, and decision-making. 

Improves Skin and Physical Mobility – Water helps flush toxins from your body, creating youthful skin. In addition, hydration helps prevent muscle cramps and supports joint health.

Tips for Staying Hydrated

  • Set a goal: Keep a water bottle at your desk and set a goal for how many times you fill it throughout the day.
  • Flavor it: Many people have difficulty drinking water because it lacks taste. Add fruit such as lemon, lime, or strawberries to your water for a flavorful twist.
  • Eat Your Water: Foods like watermelon, cucumbers, celery, and spinach are nearly 100 percent water. Eating these foods helps maintain hydration.

Remember, hydration is self-care. Prioritize it, and you’ll notice positive changes in your work performance and overall wellbeing.