By now, the holidays are in the rear view and we’re thanking our lucky stars we made it to 2021. At a time where many of us feel helpless, given current events, it’s easy to look inward and try to improve on the things you can control – yourself!
More than 1/3 of American’s have admitted that their current or past New Year’s Resolution has been to “drink more water” – and while it might seem like an obvious one, it’s one of the best resolutions you can make.
We all know how important H2O is to your physical health. It helps to power digestion, absorb nutrients, and moderate body temperature -- even mild dehydration can take a toll on how well your body functions.
But even if your resolution isn’t to improve your physical fitness, the amount of water you drink (or eat!) daily is huge for your mental health and fitness. Whether that’s getting that big promotion, finishing a new book, or completing a 2,000-piece puzzle, drinking a healthy amount of water will help you reach these goals as well.
We’ve all heard the statistic that our bodies are 60% water, which means that your brain is also made up of a significant amount of water. When your brain is fully hydrated it’s working at the most optimal level allowing you to think faster, focus longer, and avoid distractions and “brain fog”. Even a slight amount of dehydration will impair your concentration and memory skills.
And after a year like 2020, sometimes your only resolution is to be happy (and emotionally stable). Amidst the craziness of your WFH schedule, the lack of get togethers with friends, and the pain of missing your loved ones, studies have shown that even the slightest amount of dehydration can cause a change in your mood. While a full Soma bottle can’t turn the pain of 2020 around, it can help turn an “eh” day into a “not bad!” day – and that’s really all we can ask for at this point…