Fall is a busy time for everyone. Back to school, Halloween, tailgates and football games, Thanksgiving—all happy occasions, but we seem to always be on the move. As an unexpected side effect, we’re finding ourselves skipping the water! Between work, errands, and sporting events, drinking plenty of water has become an afterthought (or maybe you’ve been opting for beer instead…).
By now, you certainly don’t need us to tell you that water is so important for your skin. But here are a few things you may or may not know about why water should be a big part of your autumn agenda:
Studies have shown that when you’re dehydrated, your cortisol levels increase. Since cortisol is a stress hormone, it’s necessary to stay hydrated to keep your body functioning right.
Drinking water suppresses your appetite, helping you to eat when you're hungry and not when you're stressed or bored, and may help you think twice before that second pumpkin spice-whatever.
When you’re dehydrated, your brain has less oxygen, forcing your heart to work harder to pump oxygen to the rest of your body, which in turn makes you feel fatigued. We’ve got pies to make, hands to shake, and we need all the help we can get!
So get gulping!
How do you stay hydrated at your busiest?