Why Staying Hydrated is Essential to Mental Health
Each year, millions of people experience concerns related to their mental health and are looking for ways to help ease related symptoms. Luckily, new approaches to tackling these symptoms have been uncovered. For example, one influencing factor on mental health is dehydration.
Water is an essential part in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Since the average brain is made up of 73% water, it cannot properly operate if a person does not sufficiently hydrate. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we want to emphasize the importance of proper hydration and how it directly affects your mind and body.
Being under-hydrated by even the slightest amount can throw off the way you feel and express emotions. When your body doesn’t get enough water, signals are sent to areas of the brain that heighten feelings of nervousness and stress. A recent study found that people who don’t drink enough water are less calm, less content and tenser than those who do. So next time you start experiencing these feelings, try grabbing a bottle of Absopure Natural Spring Water to keep your emotions in check and body replenished.
Anxiety and Depression
When you’re consistently dehydrated, you may have a higher chance of experiencing anxiety and depression. Serotonin is a key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being and happiness. Whenever there are insufficient water levels in the brain, serotonin production slows, resulting in a depressed state of thought. This proven deficiency also impedes specific amino acids, leaving a person vulnerable to increased anxiety and irritability.
Not keeping up with constant water replenishment throughout the day can leave you feeling tired, fatigued or unable to think clearly. This change occurs because dehydration slows circulation and sends less oxygen to the brain, further inhibiting the ability to enjoy activities or find basic motivation. So instead of reaching for caffeine the moment you start feeling sluggish, try reaching for Absopure Purified Drinking Water. You may be surprised how much your energy levels increase.
Ways to Stay Hydrated
- Keep water nearby. Invest in a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day and keep cases of water in easily accessible places, like a 24 pack of Absopure’s Natural Spring Water or Absopure Plus enhanced electrolyte water.
- Try more water-dense foods. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables high in water concentration will help you stay hydrated.
- Track intake on your phone. Use an app to keep track of your hydration habits, like amounts, frequency and consistency. Monitoring these factors will help you see where your daily water intake is and allow you to make changes.
You can make these tips a habit by stocking up on Absopure water! What’s your go-to Absopure product to keep your mind balanced and body hydrated? Let us know in the comments.