2 Sep 2019

4 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated


Simple Ways to Up Your Hydration Game.

65% of our body consists of water and dehydration can have a huge impact on energy, concentration, short-term memory and mood.

It’s also been shown to cause a drop in workplace productivity with research showing impaired cognitive performance – especially for tasks involving a lot of attention and concentration.

Complex problem solving and co-ordination can also suffer as a result of lacking hydration.

Many of us can forget to drink water, or perhaps we don’t like the taste of it. If so, here are 4 hydrating hacks to boost our intake.

Try An Infusion Water Bottle

If you”re not a fan of plain water, jazz yours up with infused water. Infusion bottles allow you to add fruit or herbs into a central chamber to take water to the next level.

Try berries, mint, ginger, cucumber and lemon for a tasty beverage.

Add A Dash of Cold Press Juice to Sparkling Water

Cold-pressed juice is made by slowly grinding, squeezing and pressing the fruit. There is minimal heat involved and the process squeezes out every last drop, leaving a more nutritious and flavoursome juice.

Some cold-pressed juicers claim to extract up to 35% more juice in comparison to regular juices.

Try adding 100ml of juice to some sparkling water for an extra vitamin hit and dash of flavour.

Keep a Water Bottle On Your Desk As A Reminder

The saying ‘out of sight out of mind’ is very true when it comes to drinking water.

Try keeping a bottle on your desk at all times.

Try Herbal Tea

Herbal teas can be a perfect hydrating alternative to regular coffee and tea. But in addition to their hydrating properties, they may also come with additional health benefits.

For example, chamomile tea may have calming properties whilst fennel tea may support digestion.

With these simple tips and tricks, drinking water will never be a forgotten task.

images, daniela spector, nagi sakai

Lily is a London Nutritionist who graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Food and Human Nutrition (AfN accredited) where she was awarded the Sage Faculty for Excellence Scholarship on an annual basis. She then went on to complete a 2-year post-graduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is currently working towards her MSc in Nutritional Medicine (AfN accredited) at the University of Surrey. Lily’s extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, enables her to regularly write for The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Independent, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan.

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