7 Hacks for Better Hydration at Work

Make Water Accessible
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Make Water Accessible

If your office culture relies heavily on team meetings, keep each conference room stocked with water. When staying hydrated at work becomes second nature, it sends a positive reminder that wellbeing and health is everyone’s top priority. The easier the access, the more likely they’ll be to make hydration at work part of their daily routines.

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Give Refillable Bottles
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Give Refillable Bottles

Prefer a water cooler over individual bottled waters? Invest in refillable bottles or reusable glasses with fun designs—even your company’s logo or colors—so employees have an ever-present reminder to stay hydrated at work.
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Set a Reminder
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Set a Reminder

With so many pressing tasks, one more thing on a to-do list can feel daunting—even if it’s simply to drink more water. Employees might benefit from a gentle reminder to stay hydrated at work. Scheduling an alarm or vibration at designated intervals throughout the day—or even a group hydration break—keeps everyone accountable.
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Place Water Dispensers in Plain Sight
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Place Water Dispensers in Plain Sight

There’s no law that the water cooler must be in the kitchen. Any place that gives employee’s the easiest access is the right spot—even if it’s in the middle of a central work hub! Staying hydrated at work won’t feel inconvenient if employees can easily “drive by” for a fill-up en route to meetings and more.
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Encourage Personal Stashes
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Encourage Personal Stashes

Urge “heads-down” employees to fill a large reusable bottle each morning, or keep cases of water at their desks, to counteract the perception that constantly getting up for water will impact productivity. They’ll still need to hit the restroom, though!

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Skip the Soda
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Skip the Soda

It’s best to save sugary drinks for special occasions and rely on water to help employees stay hydrated at work. Offer a variety of refreshment options, like flavored sparkling waters that come in fun flavors—which are a great option for those who enjoy carbonation without the sugar!

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Fill Up on Fruit & Vegetables
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Fill Up on Fruit & Vegetables

Water-rich fruit and veggies are an excellent (and surprising) way to inch closer to daily water goals, as roughly 20% of our total water intake comes from the foods we eat. For example, strawberries and bananas are 92% and 74% water respectively (Who knew?!) Keep a fresh bowl in the kitchen to make staying hydrated at work easy and delicious!

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Hydration isn’t just something to think about after a sweaty workout session at the gym. It’s something to be mindful of all the time—especially at work. If you’re not staying hydrated at work, you're missing out on key opportunities to help meet your daily hydration goals. Plus, even mild dehydration can lead to some unwanted side effects.

Create a healthy work environment by building a customized water order at ReadyRefresh.com and encourage employees to take regular water breaks throughout the day to help them stay hydrated at work.

Here are 7 simple ways to make staying hydrated at work part of your (and your staff’s!) routine.

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