Feeling sluggish? Struggling to concentrate? One simple factor could be slowing you down…
If you were staring down the barrel of a paintball gun, what would you do?
a) Grab the nearest paint gun and retaliate?
b) Grab a bulletproof vest and defend yourself?
c) Use reason and words to avoid being hit entirely?
The answer is d) none of the above – you may need to get yourself hydrated, fool.
You see, thanks to the clever people at Zip, we have it on good authority that being well hydrated can help you dodge a potentially painful paintball. This was demonstrated in their latest video in which they put two brothers, Kyle (who was hydrated) and Ryan (dehydrated), against each other in a game of “who can press this buzzer quickly enough?”
The consequences of their slow reaction time was a machine-operated paintball delivered to any area of their body. The result is a painful-looking but very hilarious video (post continues after video):
Thankfully, the paintball hit can be avoided by making sure you are consuming enough water. (Phew).
In the Mamamia Sydney office, we’re lucky enough to have a Zip HydroTap, with instant chilled and boiling water. We’re all benefiting from “the Zip effect” – that is, that staying hydrated is the key to better overall health and well-being.
This is definitely true for me, as I noticed I am generally a much nicer person when I have a bottle of water on my desk at all times.
Sure, I’m not having to dodge paintballs at my desk, but when I am dehydrated my mental alertness is certainly tested and the result is me either staring into the distance for long periods of time, or being very distracted when people are telling me important-sounding things.
(I say “important-sounding” because I really wouldn’t know, I wasn’t listening.)