Did you know June 23 is National Hydration Day? This third day of summer is the perfect time to assess your current daily water intake and consider some new strategies if you’re still operating a quart or two low.
How Much Is Enough?
A great rule of thumb is to target drinking half your weight in ounces of water each day. For instance, if you weigh 140 pounds, drinking 70 ounces of water is about right. Your doctor can hone in on more precise measurements as needed.
What If I Don’t Like the Taste of Water?
Fortunately, you’ve got so many new flavor choices that the old “I don’t like water” excuse no longer … holds water. Simply order convenient single-serve sticks and packets from BostonbeaN to mix into your hot or cold water to make Crystal Light, TRUE Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, or Arnold Palmers. It’s a win-win. You get great flavors, and your body gets the water it needs.
Health Alert: Coffee and Tea Count
According to the esteemed Mayo Clinic, drinking a reasonable amount of caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea does not increase your dehydration risk. In fact, tea, in particular, delivers several additional health benefits for your whole body. Nevertheless, most doctors recommend that you balance your intake with plain water to hit your daily numbers.
Make Drinking Water Accessible
It’s easy to forget to hydrate, especially when working in an office all day. One solution is to make water more available and tastier. You can offer your team many flavors from the eco-friendly Bevi water system. Another option is to get an ION Bottleless Water Cooler, which hooks up to your existing water line to give everyone access to hot, cold, and carbonated filtered water. This option will allow you to ensure that everyone can hit their daily limit without worrying about clunky bottles and managing refills.
Mix Up Your Options
Order canned beverages to mix up your office options and to make sure your team stays hydrated when planning to go offsite. You can order everything from bottled water to vitamin water, Welch’s Juice, etc.
How Else Can I Boost My Daily Water Intake?
Do the math to work out a plan. Find a routine that works for you. Start with a glass of water first thing in the morning to replenish and rehydrate. Drink your water how you like it. Know what your favorite vessel holds. For instance, if you need to drink 70 ounces per day, you could refill a 32 oz tumbler twice (64 oz) and know you were in the ballpark, especially if you added a cup or two of coffee or tea.
BostonbeaN is the premier provider of coffee, breakroom, and pantry service for offices of all sizes in the greater Boston area. The BostonbeaN team provides everything your office needs to thrive and stay hydrated, from coffee and tea to water and snacks. Place an order today.