Everyone knows it’s important to drink water and maintain your level of hydration. But, just how much water should you actually drink every day, and how do you make sure you get enough water while working or attending school? This article answers both these questions and provides tips for how can motivate employees to drink more water.
The Benefits of Water
We all say drinking water is important, but seldom discuss all the benefits in detail – we think that’s important. We’ll go through some of the most important benefits below:
Keeping Your Fluid Balance in Check
Water keeps your body’s fluid balance in check – which prevents you from getting tired, sick, stressed a lot more negative effects. As the day progresses, your body will naturally use fluids to maintain your body, so you need to replenish those fluids either by drinking water or eating fruits and vegetables with high water levels such as watermelon and cucumber. Naturally, it’s a lot easier to replenish the tank by drinking a bottle of water compared to eating your way to a proper fluid balance.
Water Transports Nutrients and Waste Products in Your Body
Water works as a natural lubricant for your body. Think of it like this: what water does for your body is what oil does to a car. Without lubricant, it’s going to grind its gears and suffer. Since it’s a lubricant, water also transports healthy nutrients, metabolic products, hormones, minerals, and vitamins to and from the cells in your body. Lastly, water helps your kidneys function, which acts as a built-in filtration system in your body, removing waste and toxins when you visit the toilet.
Water Helps Regulate Body Temperature
One of the coolest things about water is that it helps us maintain an ideal body temperature. When you drink water, the fluids are absorbed and helps cool down your body by evaporating out through the pores on your skin, or through perspiration. In short, when you’re too hot and drink water, the fluids help you sweat, which then cools you down. In addition to the above benefits, the most important reasons for drinking water every single day is that it helps you lose/maintain weight, reduces fatigue, stimulates your brain, and improves your skin while also lubricating your joints. And of course, all of this leads to higher productivity.
How Many Liters of Water per Day??
A good rule of thumb is to drink around 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day. The amount varies from person to person of course, and also depends on your level of activity every day. For example, if you exercise you’ll sweat more and will need more water to maintain your fluid balance as a result of that. On the contrary, if you’re sitting in a cooled room in a sedentary lifestyle, you won’t need as much water, but of course, still around 1.5 liters a day is recommended. For more information about the importance of getting enough fluids, consult your physician or government guidance.
Tips for Drinking More Water
Now that you know all the benefits of drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated, let’s give you some tips on how to actually make sure you drink the recommended amount each day. You could simply count the number of glasses you guzzle down during the day, but the problem is that it’s a little difficult to keep track of. Instead, we recommend buying water bottles with a higher capacity like 500ml or 1l so you’ll only have to count to 2 or 3. It makes a small but noticeable difference when you reduce the number of things to keep track of and can instead rest assured that you will get the needed amount of water every day, as long as you just drink a few fills of your water bottle.
What Can You Do as an Employer?
In an earlier blog post, we wrote about the importance and benefits of supporting and encouraging your employees to get some light exercise or movement during the workday – especially during particularly sedentary times in their lives, such as times of remote work. We explained how a little nudge in the form of gifting them a “care package” filled with sports products with your company branding goes a long way. The idea for drinking water is largely the same. Encourage your employees with handy and nicely designed water bottles that make them want to stay hydrated. Gifts like this goes a long way!
A Printed Water Bottle as a Sustainable Marketing Tool
Water bottles help reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles circulating in the world, thus sparing the environment and oceans for unnecessary pollution. That makes water bottles environmentally friendly, but not necessarily sustainable. To go that route, you should also pay special attention to the material used to produce the bottle. We recommend bottles made from aluminum since that material is sustainable due to it being infinitely recyclable. And of course, you can have your company name or custom message engraved or printed on the bottles for some added branding. Thus, you combine a sustainable product with a custom message, and the result is an effective physical marketing tool.
Which Water Bottle Should You Choose?
At IGO Promo we offer a wide range of water bottles that differ in both material and size. But, which bottle should you choose if you specifically want to print your logo or a message on the bottle? Among some of our most popular, there’s the Sirius water bottle, the Topflask, and our entire range of Kambukka bottles. If you need help choosing the right one, we are happy to assist you. Now you know the benefits of water, and have some tips for how you can easily keep track of the amount of water you consume each day. And of course, you have a starting point for choosing bottles to use in your promotional product marketing campaigns for internal and external branding. Now it’s just a matter of getting started!