Does being well hydrated have a transcendent effect on our life? According to a new survey, hydration may be the recipe for happiness.
The new survey of 2,000 Americans divided respondents based on the number of glasses of water they drink in a day and found that those who keep up with their H2O intake tend to be more optimistic, energetic, and successful.
Those who drink six or more glasses of water a day are the most likely to fully agree that they are “very happy” (41%).
Compare that to those who report drinking less than one glass per day – only 12% fully agree with that very statement.
The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Bosch appliances, explored the role hydration plays in our lives and found that the key to drinking more water and potentially feeling happier could well be ice.
Forty percent of those who drink six or more glasses of water a day strongly agree that they are an optimistic person, compared to just 10% of those who drink less than a glass of water a day.
Sodas can also be the key to waking up feeling refreshed. The study found that those who drink six or more glasses wake up feeling exhausted the fewest times per week (2.59) compared to those who drink less than one glass of water a day (3.14).
Respondents who drink six or more glasses are also more likely to describe themselves as successful and the least likely to be late for work.
So how does access to ice influence this phenomenon? Well, tap water at room temperature may not be the most refreshing drink option for the average person and the results confirmed this to be true, suggesting that not having drinks at our preferred temperature affects how much we drink and thus hence our overall energy. happiness and optimism.
According to the survey, more than half of those surveyed (56%) said they will not drink water unless it is cold. Furthermore, 47% of those who drink less than a glass of water a day said this is true for them.
The lack of ice also directly affects the amount of water we consume, with 53% saying that not having ice available means they simply drink less water.
And it seems that Americans have learned about this internal obsession with ice in the last year.
The study showed that 53% of respondents realized the need for better ice production at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 64% of Americans were left without ice multiple times a year.
The survey also delved into the little things we consider “good” to see how Americans value ice and cold drinks.
While the best choice for things that are “satisfying” was found to be “a pillow that is neither too soft nor too firm” (46%), a drink chilled to the perfect temperature came in second (45%).
This need for ice also adds up. Eighty-three percent of Americans go through at least one glass of ice on a typical day, 58% use one to five glasses, and 25% use six to ten or more, for an average of 116 glasses per month.
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