Drink More Water

New research is showing that dehydration affects important neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine… which can contribute to anxiety, hyperactivity, lower concentration and focus, and increased tension, headaches, and fatigue.
 Water in a glass  
Drinking more water and staying hydrated can give serotonin and dopamine a boost that helps balance brain chemistry. 
 
How much water we need is another matter because experts disagree.   You hear lots of guidelines such as:  drink eight glasses of water a day; or drink half your body weight in water a day.   I follow these two rules: 
 
 
1) If you’re already thirsty, it’s too late, you’re dehydrated
2) Urine color when well hydrated should be colorless or light yellow