By Natasha Kwachka, Employee Benefits Service Manager
Have you ever woken up in the morning so thirsty that you chug such a large amount of water you could put a fish to shame? I like to think that I’m giving myself enough water each day, but mornings like this tell me I’m wrong. Water is a necessity! You must have fluids, or you will literally DIE. So why is it so hard to give our bodies what they need? How does one find the time to drink enough water? With all the busyness that life has in store for us some days, this simple need seems harder to accomplish then it should be.
So today I want to provide an important reminder. WE NEED WATER! I think there are about 35 reusable water bottles that drift between my home and work and it still is difficult at times. I am a busy mom with a full-time job, and some evenings I hit my bed totally exhausted, look back at my day and realize I didn’t have one single glass of water. Wow, those are some very eye-opening days of where I may sometimes sit on the totem pole of life. I guarantee I am not alone in this struggle. As a matter fact, I have had a conversation about water intake with at least 5 close friends.
One of the things I always found interesting though, was that people never seem to skip out on the coffee. Somehow there is always time for coffee! We giggle as we make the excuse, “but coffee has water in it!”, knowing we have all been told that caffeine dehydrates you. But does it? Since we WILL make time for coffee I am now in search of the truth!
The fruits of my research suggest that our silly excuse actually holds up. That cup’o Joe does actually hydrate you! Check out the eye-opening article below. So, go ahead, DRINK THAT CUP OF COFFEE! However, don’t forget to follow up with several more glasses of water throughout the day. In these busy times, we need to stay hydrated more than ever.