You probably already know that good hydration is a non-negotiable for health and wellness. But, it can still be tricky to keep up with eight glasses a day.
Jessica Larson, President of Indy Soft Water, is here to show you how (and why) to get those ounces in — both at home and in the workplace.
Perks of Drinking Infused Water
The taste factor is a huge part of getting motivated to drink more water. That’s why high-quality filtration makes it easy to stay on track. Along with that, we also have the option to add some extra flavor by infusing our drinking water with fruits, veggies, and even herbs. (Another bonus: It looks really pretty!)
When you’re making infused water, always start with filtered water to maximize the infusion process. Fill up a big pitcher, or work with a reusable water bottle that you can take with you on the go. One easy way to start is by thinly slicing up some apples. Then add a cinnamon stick or a strip of ginger root. Other options are strawberry-mint and orange-basil. Or go with the classic lemon and cucumber for a spa-like experience.
You’ll need to let the flavors mingle for an hour or two, but the infusion process can work whether your water is at room temperature or in the fridge. Either way, be sure to swap out the ingredients after 24 hours. After that, you can try out a new batch! The sky’s the limit — and so are the perks.
Swap Out Sugar and the Snacks
The real benefit of infused water is that it can be more appealing to those of us who aren’t really keen on water to begin with. For example, if you’re craving something sweet, instead of going with a sugary soda, it can be easier to reach for a bottle of infused water instead.
Staying hydrated is also a fantastic way to curb our appetite. We can often mistake hunger for dehydration, so before grabbing a quick snack, try drinking a glass of water to help fill you up. This also helps support your body’s metabolism for your next meal.
The Simplest Fix to Relieve Stress
Time and time again, studies have shown that hydration is clearly connected to improving our mood. Even mild dehydration can make us feel irritable. Fortunately, sipping on some water can tone that down in just a few minutes!
Also, let’s not ignore the effects of aromatherapy. We don’t necessarily need to light a candle or incense to enjoy some nice, calming scents. You can get a little relaxation just by adding some berries or herbs to your infused water.
Great for Using Extra Produce
Don’t let what’s in the fridge go to waste! Those fruits and veggies that maybe only have a couple more “good days” are great for infusing your drinking water. Leftover bunches of cilantro and rosemary are also perfect.
That being said, it’s helpful to note that plain filtered water isn’t technically any worse or better than sipping on infused water. The nutrients from the fruit and vegetables don’t transfer to the water during the infusion process. But, infused water can make it a lot easier to stay hydrated, and it definitely encourages creativity. It’s all about playing with different ingredients and finding your own favorite combos, either on your own or with your kids. Then, once you really get into a hydration rhythm, you’ll want to make sure you have access to clean, filtered water around the clock.
Drinking Water in the Workplace
Are you running the office and thinking about a water filtration upgrade? Or need some tips on how to convince your boss? When we appreciate the perks of good hydration, it’s natural to want fresh, filtered water to the workplace.
Here’s the good news: Providing filtered water is extremely affordable. When we’re thinking of business investments, opting for a new water filtration system is the lowest-hanging fruit with a great bang for the buck. Say you’ve already splurged for that fancy coffee maker. Well, what’s the point if you don’t have pure water for those morning and afternoon brews?
Companies of all sizes can see immediate savings after their point-of-use filters are installed. If you’ve been dealing with a traditional water cooler for years, you know the costs that come with expensive water delivery. Your team may have even run into the frustrating problem of those bottles running out between orders. But when your water system is hooked up directly to your waterline, you’re paying pennies per day. And that supply is never going to run out! It’s a win-win for everyone.
The Gift of Filtered Water
Part of being wellness-focused is understanding the value of mental and emotional self-care in our lives. There’s no doubt that hydration is crucial when we’re active, but it’s also a key component of daily stress relief. What’s more, drinking more water can boost productivity and motivation, and even help eliminate fatigue.
Whether you’re a big fan of infusing your water or happy to stick with the clean taste of filtered water, having access to the latest water treatment solutions is definitely something to be grateful for and celebrate. Bringing clean, delicious water into our homes and places of work is just another aspect of helping everyone feel more balanced and optimistic every day!
Indy Soft Water is a local, family-owned, and woman-run business that serves as Central Indiana’s go-to resource for the most technologically innovative and environmentally efficient water treatment systems available. From water softeners to drinking water filtration systems, the company specializes in developing custom solutions for your water, your family and workplace, and your lifestyle. Learn more at www.indysoftwater.com.
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