Want to be happier? Try drinking more water

We’re all aware of the importance of staying hydrated when it comes to our bodies. Not consuming enough clear fluids over the course of time can have severe consequences, therefore upping our H2O intake is something that doesn’t really require a whole lot of questioning.

In addition to benefitting our bodies, water can also benefit our mental health, as it turns out. According to an article from The Good News Network, a survey “says that (drinking more water) may be indicative of a person’s happiness.”

“In the survey, 2,000 Americans were asked how much water they consumed on average. The results then found that adults were three times more likely to feel ‘very happy’ if they reported drinking enough water,” the article says. “Additionally, 67% of respondents who drank ‘more than enough’ water evaluated themselves as ‘very happy,’ whereas only 21% of those who said they ‘didn’t drink enough water’ said they’re ‘very happy,'” the article reports.

Statistics from this particular study “emerged in a poll conducted by OnePoll on behalf of O. Vine.” The results found that, on average, an American consumes just under five glasses of water each day, with most respondents being under the impression that the suggested amount of water to drink daily is five eight-ounce glasses, although experts suggest drinking around eight glasses, according to the article.

The article explains that “those who drank more glasses of water per day were more likely to evaluate themselves as ‘very happy'” and “the ’10+ glasses a day drinkers’ were statistically the most likely to be ‘very happy,’ with 80% saying so, and 18% opting for ‘somewhat happy.'”

And, the study’s outcome revealed “a steady increase in ‘very happy’ respondents as the number of glasses of water consumed went up.”

For those of us who don’t drink as much water as we should, perhaps this information will be a bit of a motivator in more ways than one.

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