Want to know the easiest habit to promote good mental health? Drinking water! That’s right, research shows that the brain needs water to function properly. Without it we are more likely to experience depression, attention and focus problems, and memory impairment. This is in addition to cognitive problems like a reduction in the ability to perform mental arithmetic and what we know about water and its connection to good physical health.

So, if you aren’t drinking enough water, start this simple habit with your family today! Consider a family competition or a reward system for drinking the recommended amount per day (usually eight 8 oz glasses per day). Or make drinking a glass of water something you do along with something else you are already good at doing everyday, like brushing your teeth.

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