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7 USEFUL TOOLS FOR MONITORING HYDRATION

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7 Useful Tools For Monitoring Hydration – We’ve taken a look through the internet and have found some excellent tools to help you monitor your hydration levels throughout the day. Each one is designed to help keep you healthy, happy and productive.

Our mobile devices are less and less being used as phones, they have turned into our PA’s our child minders and even our fitness trainers. With so many apps out there we’ve picked a few to help maintain your hydration levels, some functional and some fun!

Water Logged Hydration App

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  • Waterlogged

Hey, you’re not drinking enough water. Waterlogged can help you with its charts and reminders. Every 6 seconds, someone around the world is using the Waterlogged application to track & improve their daily water intake. This APP works with Fitbit & by using photos of your favourite containers you can spend less than 60 seconds a day tracking your water intake.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/waterlogged-drink-more-water/id352199775?mt=8

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  • iDrated

Don’t get irate with the lack of water you are drinking, use iDrated and keep track of your water intake. With simplicity and gesture-based interaction at its core iDrated makes it quick and simple to log your water levels and check how hydrated you are. It can even give you a gentle nudge when the app isn’t running should you need the extra incentive. Log your water intake quickly and easily with a simple swipe.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/idrated-water-track-log-your/id515908891?mt=8

Plant Nanny App

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  • Plant Nanny

Plant Nanny combines health with fun to remind you to drink water regularly. The cute plant keeps you company every day by living in your phone. In order to keep it alive and help it grow, you must give it water at certain periods of time. Choose your cup size and then as you drink you feed the cute little plant. Mutually beneficial and very motivating!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/plant-nanny-water-reminder/id590216134?mt=8

Daily Water Free Application

Daily Water Free Application

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So, as we know water plays a very important role in our body, it transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, regulates body temperature, helps with metabolism and so on, drinking enough water can help us lose weight, look younger with healthier skin, less likely to get sick, helps in digestion and constipation, relieves fatigue, have a good mood and so on…

This more functional app is simple and easy to use and like many of the others allows you to set your daily intake goal and track it. Each time you grab a glass of water you simply touch the screen to log the intake.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/daily-water-free-water-reminder/id466387763?mt=8

Had enough of App based tools, we found this ground breaking idea from Halo Wearables, take a look online and judge for yourself.

Halo has developed the first ever real-time and non-invasive hydration monitoring technology. Their proprietary solution uses a combination of sensors to track an individual’s hydration at the cellular level. Electrical and optical sensors monitor fluid content and movement in and between both the intravascular and interstitial fluid compartments in the body.

It tells you how and when to optimise your water intake and keep fit.

  • The future is around the corner

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Ronen Polsky and colleagues are patenting a prototype model that can analyze various electrolyte levels on the spot, yet fit in a palm or be worn on a wrist. The device, when commercially available, could decrease the time ordinary citizens, athletes and the military must spend in emergency rooms, lab testing facilities or doctors’ offices.

“This is the future of personalized health care,” said Polsky. “These wearable technologies are just starting to come out in different forms. It’s inevitable that people will go there.”

The device is painless because it employs microneedles so tiny they don’t traumatize nerves when pressed into the skin. It also samples only interstitial fluid — the liquid between skin cells. Thus the device has the potential for long-term, noninvasive use.

This could be the future of hydration monitoring!

https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/electrolyte_sensor/#.V6NkXtIrLIU

  • Back to basics…

Then let’s go back to basics. I know it’s grim, but one of the simplest wasy to monitor your hydration is through toilet trip frequency and the colour of your urine. Healthy and hydrated bodies produce urine that is a light yellow in colour. It also make sense that the more you intake, the more visits to the loo you can expect –  on average 5-8 times per day.

GPs rule dehydration as the cause of tiredness

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Do you often feel tired or fatigued? Is this affecting your productivity and motivation whilst at work? Well maybe you are not drinking enough water!

A recent study conducted by The National Hydration Council reveals that dehydration is thought to be the cause of one in ten visits to the GP in the UK for tiredness and fatigue. This diagnosis came as a shock to some patients with more than a third of them notably feeling better after drinking more water.

 

More findings reveal that:

Image courtesy of The National Hydration Council

Image courtesy of The National Hydration Council

  • One fifth of GP visits are down to tiredness and fatigue

  • Dehydration is thought to be the cause of one in ten consultations for tiredness and fatigue 

  • Half of GPs in the UK would prefer to have more time to look at people’s hydration habits

  • GPs advise people follow the NHS recommendations on daily fluid intake

 

How much water do you need to drink?

1 in 250 people fail to meet their total daily fluids needs in the UK, so use the Eden Springs water calculator to find out how much water your body really needs.

 

 

The right way to drink water

Drinking water can have various health benefits but also remaining hydrated helps your brain to stay alert and motivated throughout the day. This will no doubt increase your workplace motivation.

If you are someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy drinking water check out out tips on how to make it a bit more exciting.

 

5 fun ways to make your water more exciting

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Quiz: How much do you know about nutrition and hydration?

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Think you know how much water your body needs to stay hydrayed or what foods don’t count towards your 5-a-day? In honour of ‘Nutrition and Hydration Week’ put your knowledge to the test and see how much you really know. Share around your office to find out who really knows their stuff.


Guzzling water at the construction site

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Whatever the workplace, is it crucial that employees stay hydrated in order to remain motivated and focused. Some workforces need water more than others, however, and 2014 saw a 2% increase in the UK water cooler industry. Market analysts at Zenith International revealed that this increase is most likely due to the increase in bottled water consumption at construction sites. So, how many litres of water are construction sites going through in a week? Find out below!

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You can check out the full article here!

How to Create the Ultimate Office Den

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Gone are the days of sad cubicles, bright fluorescent light rails and undecorated white walls, where office spaces were designed to provide as little distraction as possible. Today, corporate giants like Google, Red Bull and General Motors are proving that unconventional workspaces actually simulate creativity and innovation, resulting in happy, devoted and hardworking employees. This way of thinking also applies to the areas of the office where employees head for a well-deserved break – with employers realising that offbeat breakout areas are the secret to sky-high productivity.

If your office is in need of a motivation max out, we’ve compiled some of the most effective office den designs out there.

Relaxation: the office breakroom

Most offices will already have a break room. No matter what your business, breaks offer your employees a chance to relax and recharge. Traditionally, the break room will feature the office fridge, a notice board, a big lunch table and a small kitchen – and, more often than not, the all-important coffee machine. In most offices, coffee is the lifeblood of an energised workforce. In fact, studies have shown that productivity plummets when the coffee runs out – so don’t skimp on the office coffee machines, whatever you do.

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Peace and quiet: a room for distraction-free hard work

With flexi-time working and interchangeable workstations becoming increasingly common in today’s offices, more and more employees are seizing the chance to work the way they want. This creative approach to office layouts makes it easier to find a space free of distractions and primed for productivity. Creating a ‘quiet room’ designed for minimal distractions gives your team the opportunity to isolate themselves in the name of ultimate efficiency.

Office meetings: the conference room

The office conference room has been an office staple for years and provides a space designed with strategy in mind. As the conference room will be frequently visited by guests from outside the office, you’ll want it to reflect your company. Meetings can often run a lot longer than anticipated – so comfortable chairs are a big plus here, and putting a water cooler in your conference room will offer constant H2O access to keep hydration levels where they should be. So stock up on a water cooler for increased productivity during meetings. There are so many ways to optimise your office for peak performance – and it’s often the finer details that make the biggest difference. Introducing office art injects personality into the office and helps to inspire creativity in your employees, while plants bring life to an office environment and purify the air in the process. The options are practically limitless, so it’s all about choosing the layout that works for your business.   If you’re ready to turn your office into a certified hydration station, you’ve come to the right place. At Eden Springs, our eco-friendly office coffee machines and water coolers help your employees to stay happy and hydrated all day long – take a look at the full range now to optimise your office.

Are you drinking enough water?

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Last week saw the return of the annual UK Bottled Water Conference hosted by Zenith International. Some of the findings revealed by Kantar Worldpanel were quite staggering. For example 60% of the UK population only drinks one glass of water a day or less, with 1 in 250 people failing to meet their total daily fluids needs. It is important that you stay hydrated, especially at work, as drinking water can help to improve alertness and productivity. Use the Eden Springs water calculator below to see just how much water per day you need to be drinking to keep your mind and body hydrated.

 

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Top 10 Tips To Improve Your Well-being At Work

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Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, which makes it the most important place to care about well-being. Employees who take care of their well-being are generally healthier, more productive, less prone to illness and injury, and therefore, lead a better quality of life.

 

So here are 10 tips to improve your well-being at work:

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Why Water Is So Important?

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Since the body continually looses water – 2.5 to 3 litres per day – through normal body functions, this water needs to be replaced to keep the body healthy. Ironically, the sensation of thirst occurs only after the body has started to become dehydrated. For this reason it is very important to drink water often, without waiting to feel thirsty. By the time you begin to feel thirsty, the body is already dehydrated to a level of 0,8% to 2% of body weight.

Here are just a few of the many important roles water plays in the functions of the body:

 

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Your Brain

Your brain tissue consists of 85% water. When you are not properly hydrated it may be your brain that starts to feel the effects, with headaches, poor concentration and reduced short-term memory. Even your ability to perform arithmetic and the rapidity of your psychomotor skills can be reduced. This is due to the fact that dehydration causes the level of energy production in the brain to decrease. Studies have shown that a person’s ability to concentrate progressively declines when the body is subject to a water deficiency of just 1 to 2%.

 

Your Heart

The heart consists of 77% water. Clinical studies have shown that adequate hydration may improve the way your heart works and reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Your Liver

The Liver consists of 73% water. Its function is to convert the body’s fat into energy it can use. But if the liver is forced to help in the work of the kidneys due to insufficient water consumption, the body will accumulate extra fat that would have been burned if there had been adequate water intake.

Your Lungs

As counter-intuitive as it may sound, your body needs water to breath: the lungs consist of 85% water. In order to take in oxygen and eliminate carbon dioxide, our lungs must be continually moistened with water. The average person looses between half to one litre of water per day just by breathing. When the body is dehydrated it tries to prevent respiratory water loss by producing histamines which close off the capillaries in the lungs. This reduces water loss, but makes breathing more difficult.

Your Skin

The skin is the largest human organ, both by weight and by surface area, consisting of 70% water. We loose a percentage of our body’s water everyday by evaporation through the skin. The environment in which we work, with climate-controlled heating and air conditioning, low humidity, and even simple things like soap and cleaning solutions can damage the protective outer layer of the skin, reducing its ability to hold moisture. When you are not drinking enough to compensate the for the body’ water loss, you may notice your skin feeling dry; moisturizers or body lotions can treat the symptoms, however the best solution is to reach for a glass of water and moisturize from the inside.

Your Kidneys

The kidneys are made of 80% water. Their function is to remove waste products from the body, which are dissolved in water. When there is not enough water these waste products are not removed effectively which can cause damage to the kidneys. The National Kidney Research Foundation recommends that drinking two litres of water a day can reduce your risk of developing kidney stones.

Your Bones

Even your bones have a high level of water in them – approximately 22%. Water is also necessary to ensure the smooth movement of bone joints. The cartilaginous tissue at the end of the bones retains water to lubricate the movement of your joints. When well hydrated the two opposing surfaces slide smoothly; if the cartilage is dehydrated, the damage from friction increases, causing deterioration of the joints and leading to pain, such as arthritis.