It’s Wellness Wednesday, and here’s your tip: drink more water! Seriously, it’s not just healthy, it can actually help decrease stress & anxiety! As this article explains, “the link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly.” Being dehydrated can affect your cortisol levels, and cortisol is a stress hormone. True story.
So how much should you be drinking?
A rule of thumb: drink half your body weight in ounces, but if that is too big of a change for you, try to add just 1 cup (8 oz.) extra today and see if you can feel the difference!
⭐ As a bonus for those of concerned about gut health, this Healthline article explains the importance of hydration to gut health: Drinking plenty of water has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines, as well as on the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Staying hydrated is a simple way to promote a healthy gut.