You probably know it’s important to stay hydrated and putting bathroom breaks aside, it begs the question could drinking water actually make you more productive at work?
Many scientific paper have long suggested a possible link between serious dehydration and decreased ability to concentrate. Think about it, when you are very thirsty, water becomes a matter of survival, and our bodies simply have more pressing concerns than reading reports and filling out documents. A study published in 2014 in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College’s Brain and Mind Research Institute found that mild dehydration—that is, water loss of less than 5 percent of our body weight—can suppress the increase in blood flow induced by, and necessary for, proper brain activity.
But recent studies suggest we don’t need to be crawling to the nearest watering hole for dehydration to begin to hinder the functioning of our brain. Even a slight amount of dehydration—just enough to make us feel a bit thirsty can hurt our ability to reach peak performance mentally and physically.
So the bottom line is to drink more water on a regular basis and we will be able to reach our peak performance and maintain it longer. The average recommended 6 to 8 glasses of water per day is a good measuring stick to try and live by. In order to drink more water why not make it taste better by adding a purifying system like the Eagle Water Treatment Reverse Osmosis system. This 5 stage water filtration system fits neatly under you kitchen sink and provides more than enough water on a daily basis for a family of 4. Call Eagle Water Treatment today at 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents) to learn more.