To help combat the winter blues, water filter experts Aqua Optima has created a Happy H2O Guide to Happiness, to encourage people to drink more water and so improve their mood.
Qualified university* research reveals that being hydrated can improve your mood, increase levels of concentration and reduce the occurrence of headaches. It also indicates that dehydration can have a negative effect on productivity and when hydrated we perceive activities to be less difficult.
Aqua Optima commissioned its own research with over 2000 respondents which highlights that the majority of the UK (65%) admit to feeling dehydrated every week. 25-34 year olds are suffering the most, with 80% reporting weekly dehydration side effects, such as tiredness, headaches and low concentration.
Joe Wicks, the fitness sensation and recipe book author, supports these claims, saying that he sees staying hydrated as critical for training and mental clarity: