Thirsty? Six reasons you should drink more water
#1 — Mood booster
Researchers asked study participants to increase their consumption of water from five to 10 cups a day, subjects felt calmer and more satisfied with their life.
#2 — Faster healing
Dehydration can delay the recovery process. Water improves the microvascular circulation in your skin.
#3 — Lower stroke risk
A study from Johns Hopkins Hospital stated that people who had suffered a stroke, 44 percent were dehydrated. Dehydration may cause your blood to thicken and have a harder time passing through blood vessels.
#4 — Better workout
Have a water bottle handy for before, during and after exercise helps to prevent problems like heat stroke and painful cramps.
#5 — Headaches
Often a migraine can be triggered by dehydration. If your head starts pounding reach for 1-6 cups of water.
#6 — Brainpower
Dehydration suppresses blood vessels in the brain and can lead to lethargy and short-term memory loss. Refilling your water bottle will help you stay sharper!
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