How to stay hydrated whilst working from home

Win an Aqua Optima lumi chilled filtered water dispenser.

Workers across the country are slowly trying to adjust to the ‘new normal’ of working from home. For many, this means our dining tables have become our desks, our families have become our colleagues, and new drinking and snacking habits and routines are being established.

Adopting a healthy diet is particularly important while working from home to not only keep up our energy levels but to help us to have a good night’s sleep too.

With this in mind, the experts at water filtration brand Aqua Optima have provided five top tips on how to make sure staying hydrated is part of your ‘working from home’ routine. They’re also giving you the chance to win your own lumi filtered chilled filtered water dispenser.

Refreshment breaks are essential

Refreshment break

Take a tea or coffee break in the morning and afternoon - not only will this help fuel your body and keep you hydrated, it also helps you to take some well-needed ‘me time’. Filtered water is ideal when making a hot drink, as it improves the flavour and softens the tap water, reducing the scale forming minerals. Use your tea break to host video calls with family and friends, and take some time for human interaction.

Leave ‘note to self’ tips around the house 


Adjusting to our ‘new normal’ will take time, and it’s easy to forget to drink enough when settling into a new routine. Leave notes on your desk and even around the house as a reminder to have a glass of water, or set an alarm to make sure you have a drink every couple of hours. This will help keep concentration up and headaches away.

Keep it chilled

Keep it chilled

Everyone should be drinking at least 2 litres of fluid per day and it’s easier to do this when water tastes good and is chilled. Try using a water filter jug, which is a cheaper long term investment than bottled water and can be kept in the fridge to keep the water cold and refreshing all day.

Keep everyone happy and hydrated

Happy and hydrated

If you’re making a drink, also make one for others in your household to keep the full working from home team happy and hydrated. This will also allow the household get a better night’s sleep.

Mix it up with fruit cordials and herbal teas

Mix it up

Mix your working from home drinks up throughout the day to keep things interesting. There are lots of fruit cordials and various types of teas to choose from, including green, herbal and yellow - now could be the time to try new flavours and encourage yourself to stay hydrated.

It’s also important to get into the habit of hydrating yourself before bed. Making sure you're hydrated before bedtime most importantly helps you get a good night's sleep, but it also helps add to your glowing complexion and can even aid weight loss.

Win an Aqua Optima lumi filtered chilled filtered water dispenser

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