Are you drinking enough water ? The health benefits are endless. You need it, not only for your physical health but for your mental health as well. In fact, studies show that drinking lots of it can boost your mood and alter your emotions.
According to the U.D. Institute of Medicine (IOM), women should drink six pints of water per day and men should drink eight pints per day. In a five-year study, over 15,000 Americans and their diets were evaluated. The researchers discovered that “among adults aged 20 to 50, 43 percent of men and 41 percent of women failed to meet the daily intakes.;
And the studies show that Americans drink less water as we get older. This is terrible as a lack of water can have a critical impact on your emotions. 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. As a result, this affects your mood and health.
Make sure to drink water during a busy day. If you are one of those people who forgets to drink your life-giving liquid set an alarm on your smart phone to remind you to take a break and refresh your mind, body and soul with the gift of water.