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How can being dehydrated affect my energy levels?

Kate Geagan
Nutrition & Dietetics
For the ultimate energy boost, the best secret is to be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially with midmorning and midafternoon snacks. As little as 2% dehydration can leave you crankier, less able to concentrate, and feeling more sluggish. Who needs that? Bring a reusable water bottle to work and keep it in front of you -- it’ll be a powerful visual reminder to drink throughout the day.

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