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How can drinking water often help boost my energy?

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Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and tired. You don't necessarily have to follow the "eight glasses a day" rule, but you do want to drink enough water to keep your body well hydrated. You can tell that’s the case if you don't feel thirsty and your pee is light-colored. Try to get to the fridge or water cooler for a refill every few hours. The walk there also will help you wake up.

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Anderson, C. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, July 2006.

Science Daily.

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Widenhorn-Muller, K. Pediatrics, August 2008.

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Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on March 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Anderson, C. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, July 2006.

Science Daily.

Kreutz, G. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, December 2004.

Merck Manual.

University of Maryland Medical Center.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Newswise.

Widenhorn-Muller, K. Pediatrics, August 2008.

Smith, A. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 1999.

Barton, J. Environmental Science & Technology, May 2010.

Oken, B. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, January-February 2006.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on March 15, 2020

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