Dismissing water from your daily diet can lead to some obvious conditions like fatigue. But could pain tolerance be connected with water?
According to research published in the journal Psychophysiology, drinking water can actually help sustain your tolerance to pain. Seventeen healthy male participants were put through two tests in the study. The first group regularly drunk water, and the second group was required to neglect drinking water for 24 hours. After each test, the researchers placed the participants’ feet in ice cold water for a maximum of four minutes.
The scientists discovered that when the males were in the “dehydrated state,” their tendency to pull away their toes, was far more greater than when they were fully fueled with water. Meaning, their perception and sensitivity to pain was significantly higher when deprived of water.
Consider this next time you try recovering with an ice bath. Or better yet, up your HappyWater intake in general.