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Dehydration In Winter - Why It's Important To Keep Drinking Water

By Ryan Tedder |  Published

As the temperature drops, people often forget about staying hydrated. This is especially true for those who spend most of their time indoors during winter. Unfortunately, dehydration doesn’t take a break in the cold months and can still be a problem if you don't make sure you’re drinking enough water for good health. Ignoring your body's need for hydration can lead to more serious consequences, so it’s important to prevent dehydration before it starts.

Drinking water for good health

Staying hydrated is crucial to staying healthy in summer, but it's even more important during the winter. When the temperature drops, it’s often more difficult to feel thirsty than it is in the summer. However, it’s just as important to drink plenty of water during this time, because your body can suffer without it. So, here are some of the main reasons why drinking water in the winter is essential to maintain good physical and mental health.

It keeps you hydrated

The colder it gets, the more layers we put on and the more regularly the heating goes on. But while the super warm environment and dry air we create for ourselves might feel nice, it can dehydrate you quicker than you think. Dehydration in winter months is less noticeable than in summer, but your body still needs to remain properly hydrated to help it deliver vital nutrients and oxygen around your body.

It keeps your skin moist

Indoor dry heat and outdoor cold air can play havoc with your skin, causing it to become dull, dry out, and chap or peel. Water has plenty of benefits for your skin, and it’s essential to keeping skin cells full of moisture to stop thisfrom happening. Though you might not feel thirsty, drinking water regularly is the ideal way to keep blemish-free skin in the winter.

It keeps you energetic

Even if you have a pretty good, healthy exercise regime during the summer months, the temptation to do less during the colder (and usually wetter months) is strong. And while understandable, the lack of exercise – and water keeping you hydrated – can lead to you feeling tired and lethargic. Drinking more water regularly can help keep you more alert and energetic throughout the day.

It keeps your immune system healthy

No one likes getting winter bugs or colds, so keeping your immune system healthy and robust all year round is crucial. But winter dehydration can quickly affect that, weakening your immune system and drying out vital lung and sinus membranes at an already challenging time. You can strengthen your system just by staying hydrated.

Stay healthy with water this winter

Drinking more water in winter will help you with all the benefits listed here and is a great way to stay healthy and hydrated – and boost your overall health – to help you survive the season. So if you're looking for an easy way to improve your winter wellbeing, start drinking more water!

And installing a Thirsty Work mains fed water cooler or bottled water cooler in the office or at home can be the best way to help you maintain your water intake. Giving you as much pure-filtered, healthy water as you need, whenever you need it. You can add some fresh fruit flavour to make it even more enjoyable.

To start increasing your water intake this winter, call the Thirsty Work team today on 01392 877 172 or email us at We’ll give you a free quote and even arrange your no-obligation, free 10-day trial so you can take advantage of the winter benefits straightaway!