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Tuesday April 16, 2024

Drink more water to be happier, says new study

How can you find happiness? new study reveals a fascinating way

By Web Desk
March 22, 2024
Being hydrated is your key to happiness, a new study finds. Representational image. — Unsplash.
Being hydrated is your key to happiness, a new study finds. Representational image. — Unsplash.

Have you ever wondered how could you be happy in your daily life? 

It is as simple as drinking more water could make you happier.

In a survey conducted by True Lemon and OnePoll, researchers asked 2,000 Americans about their happiness levels and daily habits of drinking water.

The results came up with interesting revelations. People who drank more water were more likely to report feeling happy and optimistic. The average American finds joy in the "little things" a whopping 57 times a week, the study found.

The survey found most people find joy in small things, like eight times a day. To feel good throughout the day, 36% people stay hydrated, 31% people eat enough, and 30% others take walks.

The survey divided participants based on their daily water intake, ranging from less than one glass to 10 or more. People who drank the most water like 10+ glasses, were found to be more likely to say they were very happy (46%) and see the bright side (71%) compared to those who drank less (22% happy, 38% optimistic).

80% of people who downed 10 or more glasses a day said they found joy in small things, as compared to just 48% of those who barely drank any water at all. When dehydrated, 39% people reported feeling down, 34% people irritable, and 28% others frustrated.

Heidi Carney, Executive Vice President of Marketing at True Lemon, noted, "The health benefits of drinking enough water throughout the day are well documented."

So, be hydrated and be happy. The good news is there are easy ways to stay hydrated. Carry a water bottle, set reminders, or use flavourings if you don't like plain water. Find what works for you to stay happy and healthy.