Tips to Stay Hydrated While Working from Home

Work-at-home has become more and more common, in light of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Switching from a structured office environment to the comfort of your own home can make maintaining some of your healthy habits a bit more challenging. Hours may pass before you remember to rehydrate.

Incorporating simple changes into your daily routine can increase your water intake to maintain your body fluid balance, which is believed to aid in reducing the risks of certain diseases and infections and keep your cells happy and healthy while working remotely.

Check out the tips below to make sure you stay hydrated while working from home:

1. Set a Goal

Each body requires a different amount of water to thrive. Calculate the right amount of water your body needs. There are plenty of calculators online that can help you figure it out.

Here’s one simple equation we go by:

Weight in kgs divided by 30 = The number of litres of water/day

For example, if you weigh 60 kg, then you need to consume 2 litres of water per day.

However, make sure you account for the time you spend working out as you’ll need more H2O to compensate for the water your body loses through perspiration. Add 350 ml minimum for every half an hour of exercise.

2. Keep a water bottle by your side throughout the day

Fill up your reusable water bottle and take it with you wherever you go. Keep it on your coffee table, leave it on your desk. You’re more likely to stay hydrated when water is at your fingertips.

3. Set alarms

One cool thing about being at home all day is that you’re never too far from the fridge. Set an alarm to remind yourself to take a few sips every couple of hours. This will give you a chance to fill your water bottle, stretch your legs, and give your eyes a break from the screen.

4. Avoid “dehydrating” food and beverages

It’s a fact: certain drinks and foods can dehydrate your cells.

Coffee, alcohol, and salty foods all have dehydrating effects. It is fine to consume these substances in moderation; however, make sure to rehydrate afterwards.

5. Upgrade your water flavour

Turn an obligation into a refreshing break by squeezing a little fruit juice in your filtered water. Add berries or a few slices of cucumbers, lemon or lime. This can help make your water taste better, so you’ll drink more of it. 

6. Consume Hydrating (Water-Rich) Food and Drinks

Have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast or snack on slices of watermelon or a cucumber salad. Cucumbers contain over 90% water and oats absorb the water or milk they’re cooked with.

Refreshing yogurt + fruit smoothies are a tasty and nutritious way to stay hydrated.

Throw water-filled fruits like watermelons and strawberries into a popsicle mold for sweet and hydrating fruit popsicles.

7. Drink your Milk

Milk is filled with protein, carbohydrates, calcium, and electrolytes to help keep you energized, and is a very refreshing beverage for your body and cells.

And, while you ensure you are well hydrated, this is a chance to choose the best water quality and reduce plastic waste.

Installing a water filtration system at home gives you continuous access to pure drinking water.

No more disposable or refilled plastic water bottles!

Give us a call or drop us a message and one of our Permatech Water Treatment Experts will assist you in selecting the best Water System for your needs and requirements.