My name is Andrew and I am here to tell you why you should drink more water. I guess I’m kinda a waterholic.
There, I admitted it.
You would be hard-pressed to find me at a meeting, at my desk, or in the car without a bottle of water.
Heck, there are worse addictions, right?
Well that bottle of water replaced a lot of junk in my life, and I’m not only talking about sodas and other sugary beverages. I have used a simple water bottle to help improve my time spent at the office. Along the way I’ve reduced my anxiety, improved my overall health, and avoided the 3 p.m. crash.
And it all started after a lack of water created my biggest work nightmare: a kidney stone. If you have ever had one, you just had a shiver run up your spine. If not, consider yourself lucky.
Here are a few reasons why you should drink more water — especially at work.
Water carries nutrients to your cells. Impaired cells lead to lots of nasty stuff, including fatigue, dizziness, and mental confusion.
Water improves organ/muscle function. When you’re sitting on your butt all day, your muscles need all of the activity they can get.
More energy. Kiss away a nasty crash and stay alert all day long.
Water flushes toxins. Without enough fluid, your kidneys won’t pass potentially dangerous substances out of your body through urine.
Water helps keep you thin. If your kidneys become overworked, more is expected from the liver. can cause more fat to be stored in your body.
Water keeps areas moist. From your lips to your skin, avoid itchy patches and chapped lips by taking in enough fluid.
Consider a water drinking app if you need a reminder.
Still wondering why you should drink more water while on the job? There is no excuse not to be drinking water at the office throughout the day. If you feel thirsty, drink water. And make sure that your urine is colorless. If not, you are not drinking enough!