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Can drinking more water give you super powers?

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What would you say if I told you there was one simple thing you could do each day that would almost give you super powers?

I’m not talking about the power of invisibility (although that would be awesome, as it would let you infiltrate meetings at work and hear what your boss really thinks about you). And I’m not talking about the power of super strength (although that would be helpful). I’m talking about mind control. And to get a super powerful mind? It could be as simple as drinking more water.

Unfortunately, your brain’s kryptonite is a lack of water or hydration. To prove this, our friends at Zip Water recently conducted a bunch of experiments to prove how important hydration really is to the mind. This experiment though, as an ‘80s kid, is my favourite:

Two hard-core gamers, Damien and Harley, line up to compete However, they aren’t using their hands or a joystick to compete – they are playing only with their minds (and some very high tech gear).

What? Yep, they have headpieces attached to their heads which detect electrical activity inside their brains and therefore, plays the ball (and not the man). It’s quite incredible.

As the boys sit, end to end, facing each other and trying to move their massive cursor, you can see the frustration on Harley’s face as he just can’t seem to get it together and return serve. I mean, this guy levels up in his other games like nobody’s business, so why then, when he’s mentally tested, is he struggling so much?

The experiment hinges on this: One of the players, Damien is hydrated, having drunk an adequate amount of water before starting the game. Harley, on the other hand, has had no water. At all. Which makes him just two per cent hydrated, (ie not much at all).

As the video shows, being only two per cent hydrated totally affects concentration. Harley struggled to find a way to conquer his opponent. It was difficult to concentrate because he was expending more energy on nerve transmissions, which caused fatigue and stunted and almost obliterated his focus.

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And since our bodies are made up of 60 per cent water, it makes sense that if we aren’t topping it up on a constant basis, not only will we dehydrate, we’ll more than likely find it difficult to concentrate and focus. Whether this is at school or work, finding that ability is tough at the best of times, so it makes me wonder why we so often deny ourselves such a simple solution.

Our bodies are made up of 60 per cent water, so it makes sense that if we aren’t topping it up on a constant basis, not only will we dehydrate, we’ll more than likely find it difficult to concentrate and focus.

In the Mamamia Sydney office, they are lucky enough to have a Zip HydroTap, with instant boiling, chilled and sparkling water. They are all benefiting from “The Zip Effect” – which to put it simply, means staying hydrated for better overall health, wellbeing, concentration and focus.

There’s a reason why so many health experts recommend that we should be drinking six to eight glasses of water each and every day. It’s because it’s such a simple step to take, but one that has a dramatic effect on our health.

It’s easy to do. It’s accessible – it’s sitting there right now in your tap. And best of all? It’s pretty much free. So there’s really no excuse to not be getting enough – especially when upping your intake can (almost) give you super powers.

That’s something that we should all be getting on board with.

Do you drink six to eight glasses of water each day?

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