Stay hydrated! No seriously we know everyone is always going on about the importance of drinking enough water (yes, yes glowing skin we get it) but did you know that being dehydrated on the job has some serious consequences?
A study from UConn found that even mild dehydration can alter your mood. Even mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly, according to two studies recently conducted at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory. Which means you can get cranky, overwhelmed and less productive just by forgetting to stop by the water color. Our solution? Just have water on hand. We’ve extolled the virtues of the very high end design of Bkr bottle but who knew it could help your career too? Because ultimately it comes down to reducing your stress and making your life easier. Turns out, being dehydrated elevates your cortisol levels (that stuff we produce when we overstress our systems)
“Studies have shown that being just half a liter dehydrated can increase your cortisol levels,” says Amanda Carlson, RD, Director of Performance Nutrition at Athletes’ Performance, a trainer of world-class athletes. “Cortisol is one of those stress hormones. Staying in a good hydrated status can keep your stress levels down.”