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    Water Yourself Every Day

    We all know that water is important for our health and well-being. It affects how people look, how they feel and how they perform at work. For business owners, ensuring that there are plenty of bottled water dispensers installed in the office – as well as water coolers in kitchens and conference rooms – is essential for keeping staff on top form! It's easy to start getting more water into your diet if you take a planned approach. Many of us rely on a hot brew to keep us alert during the working day. But if you can cut right back on your consumption of caffeine – or even better, cut it out completely – your body will thank you for it. In terms of dehydration, ‘dieuretic’ is a dreaded word – it means a substance that strips water from your system and leave you more dehydrated than before! Caffeine is thought to be one of the worst offenders, so instead of your much-loved morning coffee, try drinking decaffeinated or naturally caffeine-free hot drinks. Here’s another health tip: start topping up with a glass of water every time you walk past the office water coolers and carry a bottle of water with you when you are travelling. If you don't like the taste of tap water, try adding a sugar-free flavouring, or use bottled water dispensers, which dispense delicious, filtered water. And a piece of age-old advice: eat more fruit and vegetables. Many are predominantly made from water, along with a raft of beneficial extras, such as vitamins, minerals, fibre and other trace nutrients to keep you healthy. Try eating soups on a cold day, too. Chicken and vegetable soups will provide plenty of water and healthy ingredients to ward off colds and other maladies. You'll also be pleased to know that water helps to boost your immune system by detoxing your body and keeping it in tip-top condition – yet another reason to get your eight-a-day.