Calm Anxiety: Drink More Water!


Calm anxiety with water

Besides the obvious effects of drinking more water, one of the surprising benefits is its ability to calm anxiety and reduce the frequency and strength of panic attacks.

Drink Fresh Water

If you want to stop panic attacks and general feelings of anxiety, one immediate and effective way to reduce the strength and fzrequency of attacks is to immediate change your diet and drink more fresh water.

When we drink water, we transport hormones, chemical messengers and nutrients that our vital to our organs.

If we don’t drink enough water, we become dehydrated. The effects of dehydration can be subtle. We may not even noticed we haven’t had enough water that day. One way dehydration can manifest is through anxiety.

Some interesting information concerning water:

  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so
    weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
  4. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost all of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  5. Lack of water, is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Doctors have been telling us to drink water for years. We can feel dehydration at a molecular level and communicate this to the subconscious as a subtle anxiety or threat to our survival.

The amount of water you need to drink is a hotly debated issue on the internet. The point is, most of us do not drink enough, so substituting your diet coke for a bottle of water is a big start… Not to mention considering reducing your caffeine intake.

For those who consume alcohol, ever notice your mood after a night of drinking? Dehydration leaves us feeling dull and depressed.

Hangovers are a result of severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, also a feeling of jumpiness and anxiety. Then we start to anticipate the feelings of a hangover with more feelings of anxiety!

Making a change to your daily consumption of water has many, many benefits. There are multiple ways to stop anxiety and drinking more water is a great first step.

Sometimes making small improvements can have a massive effect. There are ways to stop anxiety using a variety of methods. This may solve many issues you didn’t even have in your immediate conscious.

If panic attacks and general anxiety disorder is a major part of your life, then making several lifestyle changes may be the difference between a life of constant anxiety and a panic free life.

We stop panic attacks by taking care of ourselves. We don’t want to feel this way.

We want to find a way of stopping anxiety permanently. We want to end the fear of the next panic attack.

Calm Anxiety Using Many Tactics

If you are fed up with anxiety dominating your life, then enrolling yourself in a program such as Panic Away is the path to freedom. You want to attack anxiety from multiple angles. Our habits and lifestyle has led us to a way of reacting to situations and events in our life. We need to unlearn what we have learned to do to ourselves.

That is the cold, hard truth. WE are responsible for our own anxiety. The good news is this means we are 100% in control of defeating anxiety once and for all. I was able to beat anxiety and live a panic free life. I started recognizing the habits and though processes that led me down the path to anxiety. Once I adjusted my own bad habits and thinking, magic happened. Read my story here.

I could do it. You can do it too.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing severe or persistent anxiety, please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance and support.

Henry Flury

Henry Flury, the guitarist from Butcher Babies, shares his journey of overcoming panic attacks to help others facing the same issue. He started writing to fill the gap in panic attack education online. His blog focuses on understanding anxious thoughts and offers guidance on managing panic attacks for anyone dealing with panic disorder.


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