Do You Know The Answer To This – Will Drinking More Water Help Combat Fatigue?
You may be wondering, “Will drinking more water help combat fatigue?” If you are feeling tired and run down, try having a glass of icy cold H20. Here’s what you can expect.
You can expect a 25-30% increase in energy. A drop in bodily fluids of just 5% reduces energy levels by that much in the average person. The impact could be even greater, if you are a larger person.
If you smoke, drink coffee or drink alcohol on a frequent basis, those things will deplete your energy levels, because they contribute to minor dehydration.
It has been estimated that 80% of the population suffers from symptoms related to mild dehydration.
A 15% drop in bodily fluids can result in death if the problem is not corrected quickly. If you went on a food strike, you could survive for weeks, possibly months without food. One of Gandhi’s famous hunger strikes lasted for three weeks and he was a very thin man to begin with. A person with a good deal of fat stores could survive much longer.
But without water, the longest you will survive is three days. If the weather is hot or you’re exercising, you will perish faster.
Here’s another question I’ve been asked. Will drinking more water help combat fatigue caused by dieting?
Several studies have been conducted concerning the benefits of drinking H2O for weight loss. There are several. It helps to fill you up. It is needed to help your body burn more fat. It helps to reduce your appetite.
In one study, people, who drank an 8 ounce glass 30 minutes prior to eating, ate less than those who did not. The reason for that benefit is unknown, but it could not be related to a sense of fullness. After thirty minutes, the water would have moved on past the stomach. A dieter might also experience the same increases in energy levels mentioned above.
One more question; will drinking more water help combat fatigue if it is contaminated? Certain chemical contaminants in public supplies may contribute to decreased energy levels. Exposure to toxins of any kind can make you feel exhausted, because your liver and kidneys are working to get rid of them. It takes a lot of energy to do that.
So, before you decide to consume more, invest in a water purifier for your home. Even bottled brands are not that pure.
To sum it up, the answer to will drinking more water help combat fatigue is “yes”, but only if the liquid is free of contaminants.