Want to avoid anxiety? Drink more fluids

Here's something I really should remember, but often don't.

If you want to avoid getting anxious, avoid panic attacks, avoid feeling depressed...

... drink more water. Heck, drink some Gatorade - it'll restore your electrolytes too. But mostly drink more water.

It's a stupidly simple thing. And so easy to forget. But if you're bouncing around on nearly empty, it'll make any bad feelings you're having worse. So drink plenty of fluids - at least 8 glasses of water a day.

And feel better.

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Simon Cooke is an occasional video game developer, ex-freelance journalist, screenwriter, film-maker, musician, and software engineer in Seattle, WA.

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Yes Sir, I Will! wrote on Wednesday, October 4, 2006:

Why water? There are so many other choices. In Seattle a natural choice would be coffee. Coffee would provide the additional benefit of stimulating the brain while depressing appetite. In the Northwest beer or more specifically ale would be another good source for liquids adding the benefit of the vitamin B complex. Why trying to force a stupid PepsiCo product filled with all the nastiness of modern processed food into your body? Just eat more vegetables. They provide you with minerals, vitamins, fibres and even liquid. From the 8 glasses of water replace 0ne with an apple, another with 2 carrots, the third with a tomato, the fourth with a cucumber and stay away from pre- processed food and all your food related anxieties will disappear.
And keep in mind that too much of a good thing will hurt you too.

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