Drinking a glass of water is a simple way to reduce your stress. When you experience stress, refresh your body right away by sipping some water. This is especially true during this summer heat.
Every organ in your body must have water to facilitate your mind and body functions. When you are stressed your organs need water even more or they can get dehydrated. Dehydration creates additional stress as it increases your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a major stress hormone. As your heart rate and breathing increases, you become less hydrated.
Staying hydrated is one of your great stress reducing tools. Savor a glass of water when you get up in the morning. Keep water readily available and drink a glass every two hours to refresh your mind and body. Enjoy the great variety of flavorful teas and coffees available during your day, but when you know you are going into a stressful situation, drink a glass of water before you get there.