The Australian Institute of Sport have said that even 1% of dehydration in your system affects your performance. I wonder how many corporate executives are suffering from poor performance in and out of the workplace because they are dehydrated? Everybody says to drink 2 litres of water a day and I have to say even the thought of that makes me run to the toilet. However this note is just to give you a couple of simple things to think about when it comes to rehydrating.
As soon as you get up in the morning, have a glass of water ready to go on the kitchen bench, then as you walk past to get cereal, drink your glass of water. One down. When you get to work put a glass of water on your desk and sip from it all day long. Another one down. If you spend your day on the move, get a decent water bottle, fill it up and put it in the cup holder in your car or bag. Every time you have a meeting with somebody throughout the day, make sure that you have a glass of water. Whenever I go to a meeting I'm always offered a cup of coffee or tea, I always take water. There's another one down. Don't eat too much at night for dinner so that prior to going to bed you can have a glass of water or a cup of herbal tea, that's another one down. It's not hard to have five or six glasses of water through the dayâ€¦. In fact it's quite easy. You would be surprised how quickly it
adds up to around 2 litres. I'm not saying you have to down 2 litres every day but I do think that a good five or six glasses of water will make a massive difference to how you feel, your productivity, your performance, your mood and the complexion of your skin. The body is 70% water and that's exactly what it needs. It shows in your eyes, your face, your skin, your moods, your performance and your energy levels, so drink up.