Water acts as a lubricant around your muscle and joints which helps prevent cramping, allowing you to work out harder and longer. Water reduces stress. Studies have shown that dehydration leads to higher cortisol levels—the stress hormone—making it harder to deal with everyday issues. Be sure to drink eight or more glasses of water a day.
Dehydration can lead to fatigue, headaches, and stress. One should be well-hydrated and drinking lots of water a day can decrease symptoms of anxiety. We have shown water to have natural calming properties, likely because of addressing dehydration’s effects on the body and brain.
Drinking enough water is an important step in managing your anxiety. Even if you’re not experiencing anxiety, drinking sufficient water can create feelings of relaxation.