Drink up, people.
There are times when you crave a huge bottle of water – when you’ve just played an intense game of laser tag, or when your brother hilariously puts Tabasco on your sandwich, for example.
But there are definitely times when you’d prefer something a little different to water, like my cousin, who won’t drink anything other than milk (seriously… even with pizza. It’s weird).
I sit somewhere in the middle. I definitely don’t drink enough water, but it’s not because I don’t want to. Most days I just forget, which is TERRIBLE.
When your mum told you as a child that you needed to drink more water, she wasn’t lying. While she probably embellished the part that came after it – for me, it was ‘if you don’t drink more water, all of your hair will fall out’ – there are real health repercussions to skipping the H2O.
In the Mamamia Sydney office, we’re lucky enough to have a Zip Hydrotap, with instant chilled and boiling water.
The company believes in “the Zip effect” – that is, that staying hydrated is the key to better overall health and well-being.
So drink up.
It’s the most common sign of dehydration, but how many of us wake up after eight hours of sleep, feel sluggish all day and then just blame it on a busy week at work? I’m so guilty of this. But it’s not work’s fault, it’s you and your lack of water-drinking. Stop blaming your boss for your serious lack of energy.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this is an advertorial for Zip HydroTap.
2. Urinary Tract Infections.
The most painful thing a person can ever experience – UTIs – can be brought on by so many things, but one of the main causes is not drinking enough water. I used to go all day without drinking water, and I’ll never forget the day I asked a teacher if I could be excused from class because I had a UTI only to be refused. Anytime you feel like skipping your eight glasses a day, just remember how goddamn painful UTIs are. You’ll be sculling water like nobody’s business.