So what power does hydration have over your performance? Quite a lot actually.
It's one of the reasons that BIBO Ireland developed the Water Intake Program free to our customers.
Water makes up two thirds of your weight and is involved in so many of the critical functions of your body such as;
So constant hydration and replenishing what is lost on a day to day basis should be a top priority of anyone who wants to stay ahead of the game.
Read below for our 5 step flow map on how to stay hydrated daily;
1. Work out how much water you should be drinking?
Yes, this is the most important thing you should do. There are many different guidelines available on how much water to consume daily but every person is different which means that their consumption should also be different.
So how do we work it out? Well it's all down to maths.
You need your weight ÷ 2/3 (the exact amount you need to replenish) add your activity (extra on what you need to replenish) and then transfer to litres. This is the exact amount of water that you should be consuming! Now you can either get our your pen, pencil and calculator or head over to our Water Intake Calculator page that will work it out for you.
2. Carry a reusable water bottle with you always.
Once you have worked out how much water you should be consuming, keep filling up your water bottle to that amount. You are much more likely to keep drinking if you have a supply of water on you at all times.
3. Eat more water based food.
Just over 20% of your daily water intake should be coming from food so make sure to fill your diet with foods or recipes such as soups to help you hydrate more during the day. Foods that are high in Water Content include - Watermelon, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Pineapple, Celery, Oranges and Raspberries, to name but a few. Healthline.com have a good list so make sure to have a look.
4. Increase your activity.
This is a double whammy! By increasing your activity you are not only going to make yourself fitter but your brain is going to start telling you to drink more.
5. Consume less alcohol and caffeine.
Both alcohol and caffeine are diuretic substances, which means that they cause your body to produce more urine than is normal when they are consumed. Both will cause dehydration and you will need to consume even more water to replenish what is being lost.
By increasing your water intake and staying hydrated you are going to see a huge difference in your life both mentally and physically. It's an easy change with a huge impact, so good luck and get started.
For more information on the BIBO Ireland Water Intake Program and how it can increase your Health, Happiness and Productivity feel free to Contact Us.