Does drinking more water make you happier?

According to new research, the average American finds happiness in the little things 57 times a week.

The survey of 2,000 Americans in the general population revealed that, on average, respondents find happiness in small things about eight times a day, just under 60 times a week.

To improve their mood throughout the day and give themselves something to smile about respondents try to stay hydrated (36%), eat enough to avoid hunger (31%) and walk (30 %).

And it seems many aim to start the day off on the right foot, as the results revealed that after reaching for their phone (40%) as soon as they wake up, 20% reach for a glass of water.

A survey of 2,000 Americans revealed that, on average, respondents find happiness in small things about eight times a day.
To improve their mood throughout the day, 36% of respondents said they make an effort to stay hydrated. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Commissioned by True Lemon and conducted by OnePoll, the survey delved into the idea of ​​hydration and sought to uncover the correlation between hydration and happiness.

The survey divided respondents by the number of glasses of water they drink per day (less than one, one to three, four to six, seven to nine, and 10 or more), then made several questions related to your general happiness and mood. .

Most respondents drank between four and six glasses of water a day (37%), followed by 36% who said they drank between one and three glasses of water a day.

Among those who drank the most water (10 or more glasses a day), 80% said finding happiness in the little things was very important, compared to 48% of those who drank less than one glass of water a day.

31% of respondents said they try to eat enough to avoid hunger and 30% walked.

Forty-six percent of those who drank the most water also said they were very happy compared to just 22 percent of those who drank the least water.

Those who increased their water intake were also increasingly likely to call themselves a glass-half-full person.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents who drink less than one glass a day identified themselves this way, compared to 71% of those who drink seven or more glasses a day.

According to the survey, those who increased their water intake were also increasingly likely to call themselves a glass-half-full person.

When they don’t drink enough water, respondents experience low energy (35%), headaches (29%) and muscle cramps (23%).

And that’s not to mention emotional symptoms: respondents report moodiness (39%), irritability (34%), frustration (28%) and anxiety (27%) when they’re dehydrated.

We weren’t surprised to see a correlation between hydration and happiness, said Heidi Carney, executive vice president of marketing at True Lemon. The health benefits of drinking enough water throughout the day are well documented. Staying hydrated is just as important as getting enough sleep and eating healthy.

Less than half of respondents say they drink less than a glass of water a day.

More than two in five (43%) think water tastes boring.

In addition, half of those who drank less than one glass a day strongly agreed, compared to only 11% of those who drank between 7 and 9 glasses of water.

To stay hydrated throughout the day, 39% said they take water with them wherever they go and drink water first thing in the morning, followed by 25% who said they set a water goal that they drink throughout the day.

Sixty-one percent of those who drank more than 10 glasses of water a day said they used water additives such as drink mixes and powders, while 59% of those who drank less water said they did not .

When respondents don’t drink enough water, respondents experience low energy (35%), headaches (29%) and muscle cramps (23%).

There are a variety of easy steps people can take to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day, Carney said. From carrying a water bottle with you on the go, to putting little reminders on yourself, there are different ways to get into the habit of drinking enough water. For those who don’t like the taste of water, drink mixes can also be a great solution. It’s all about finding what works best for you, to make sure you get the hydration you need.

HOW DO RESPONDENTS KEEP HYDRATED?

  • I take water or a hydrating drink with me wherever I go 39%
  • I drink water first thing in the morning 39%
  • I have a goal for the amount of water or hydration drinks I want to drink during the day 25%
  • Supplement drinking water with hydrating drinks or 23% mixes
  • I limit my caffeine and/or alcohol intake by 20%
  • I have reminders set throughout the day to drink 14% water
To stay hydrated, 39% say they take water or a hydration drink with them wherever they go.

HOW DO THE RESULTS IMPROVE YOUR DAY?

  • Make an effort to stay hydrated 36%
  • Make sure I eat enough so I’m not hungry 31%
  • walk 30%
  • Exposure to sunlight 26%
  • Take power naps 22%
  • Participate in hobbies 22%
  • Take a workout/workout class 17%
  • Meditation/Diary 15%
  • Make a conscious effort to be socially connected 15%
  • Take frequent breaks from work 14%

Survey methodology:

This random double-choice survey of 2,000 Americans in the general population was commissioned by True Lemon between February 16 and 22, 2024. It was conducted by a market research firm. OnePollteam members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership in the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Marketing Opinion and Research (DREAM).

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