Lack of water, is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Today I want to look at something so simple and yet equally powerful in crushing your stress and anxiety symptoms. This 1 tip also helps you to reduce the frequency and strength of your panic attacks.
Fresh Drinking Water
There is no faster way to reduce stress and anxiety than learning good eating and drinking habits. The most easily implemented and effective addition to your diet is fresh water.
Water is a great quencher of thirst but more importantly here is that it is a great quencher of stress.
Nearly every function of your body is monitored and linked to the flow of water through your body. Water transports your hormones, chemical messengers, and nutrients to the vital organs of your body.
When you don’t keep your body well hydrated, it may react with a variety of signals… some of which are symptoms, of stress and anxiety. Here are 5 interesting facts about water…
1. 75% of all Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down your metabolism by as much as 3%.
4. Just 1 glass of water was able to shut down the midnight hunger pains for 80% of the student dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Regular fresh drinking water is a vital ingredient to your diet. This is something the medical profession has been telling us for years. When you are dehydrated your cells can feel this at a molecular level and communicate this to your subconscious as a feeling of subtle anxiety or as an outright threat to your survival.
The key to replenishing your fluids is for you to drink eight glasses of fresh water daily. You must spread this intake throughout the day and not drink it all in one go! If you don’t spread out the consumption of water you won’t give your body the chance to absorb it.
Have you ever noticed the effects of dehydration on your emotions before? If you have ever suffered from a serious hangover after a night out on the town, you will understand the feeling of dehydration all too well.
Hangovers result from dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. I’m sure you are familiar with “the hangover fear”. This is a heightened sense of anxiety and sluggishness that results from the dehydration caused by consuming too much alcohol the night before.
The surest way for someone who suffers from high anxiety to experience even more stress, is to drink excessive amounts of alcohol and wait for the hangover to set in the following day.
It is important to be aware that dehydration is a factor that contributes to anxiety and nervousness. The good news is that it is easily remedied by drinking lots of water. Personally, I have found that not only does regular intake of water ward off any subtle feelings of anxiety, but it is also incredibly useful for building stamina and avoiding fatigue. Just think about this for a minute: Simply increasing the amount of fresh water you drink is a very easy step to incorporate into your daily routine that can make a huge impact on how anxious or stressed out you feel. Most of us fall short of drinking the recommended amount of water.
Always remember that you can have the life of your dreams – Anxiety does not have the right to steal that from you.
By David McDonough
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