Water – the perfect pick-me-up?
Blue Monday may be behind us but the wintry weather is sticking around in some regions of the UK. With Christmas and New Year celebrations a distant memory and the summer still months away, many of us will still be feeling more ‘down in the dumps’ than usual. Even small things can have an impact on your mood. But could drinking more water provide the energy boost you need at the down times of year?
Why water works wonders
Forget the expensive, brightly coloured energy drinks sitting on supermarket shelves. Water is the best energy drink that you can give your body.
Water has many vital roles within the human body. It aids digestion and lubricates your joints. It also flushes out the toxins you don’t need so you can realise a healthier and happier you.
During exercise or in hot weather, the water you drink becomes even more important. Water has even been proven to maximise physical performance. Without water, your body will be unable to regulate its temperature and will become more fatigued faster, meaning exercise will feel more difficult both mentally and physically.
It’s a must for the mind too
It’s not just your body that benefits from a diet rich in water. Your mind has to be well lubricated to function at its best. Dehydration negatively impacts your mental well-being as the Mindful Living Network details:
“Even mild dehydration can cause your moods to change. When you get even slightly dehydrated, you can experience more tension or sink into a funk. Studies have discovered that when you reduce your fluids by heat, exercising or drinking too much caffeine, you can get dehydrated and that affects your mood and health.”
The signs of dehydration can be difficult to spot, particularly during the cooler months. Make sure you’re well acquainted with the symptoms of winter dehydration to ensure you keep water intake high and the troublesome effects of not drinking enough water at bay.
Hydrating for happiness
Stay hydrated for better happiness – your brain will thank you for it. As the brain is mostly water, good hydration means improved concentration levels, better cognitive and memory skills, improved mood and emotional stability, and reduced stress. Drinking those recommended eight glasses per day will also increase blood flow and oxygen to your brain to prevent and relieve headaches, an issue that can drastically impact your mood and energy levels.
By drinking the right amount of water for your body type, age, size and circumstances, you can feel great both inside and out, no matter how depressing the weather is outside.
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