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Get an Energy Boost with This Drink

Get an Energy Boost with This Drink

It quenches your thirst, it's practically free, and it gives you an energy boost like no other. What's this magical energy drink? It's water.

That's right. A study shows that slight dehydration can send your energy into a nosedive. And it puts people in a foul mood, too. So turn on the tap and enjoy the benefits of water.

Thirsty, Tired and Grumpy
When water was withheld from a group of college students who were working out, they reported not just greater feelings of thirst but also more fatigue, anger, depression, and confusion than the group of well-hydrated exercisers. And the researchers suspect that dehydration would probably cause these same side effects in folks who aren't exercising but are water deprived -- although more study is needed to say for sure. Bottom line: Check your fluid intake if you need an energy boost. (How much H2O should you drink each day to take advantage of the benefits of water?)

More Tips to Invigorate
If you are getting plenty of water but still feel like a wet dishrag, try these other strategies for an extra energy boost:

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