Water is life.
Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine. - Slovakian proverb
Water is indispensable to the operation of each brain cell. And sometimes, getting enough can be a challenge.
Your brain is 80% water, and it's important to maintain stability. Even a small "drop-off" has consequences.
A 2018 study found a 2% loss in hydration causes a measurable loss in focus and cognition. Two percent isn't that much. We may not even feel thirsty. If dehydration hits 5%, your loss of focus and concentration hits 35%.
Another study found even one percent produces deficits.
All this can lead to mid-day grumpiness.
Here's one thing you can do right now:
Drink one cup of water with each meal.
In no time your brain links meal and water. It becomes a habit. Remember, brains get good at what they do. Neuroplasticity!
( And, of course, sip water often all day. It does add up.)
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So, maintaining a good mood might just meaning adding water.
Water is the soul of the earth. - W.H. Auden
This article was first published on terrysmall.com
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