Are you drinking enough water? Chances are, you probably aren’t. Don’t worry! Below are some less than obvious benefits of staying properly hydrated throughout your day so you’ll be in the know with H2O!

Experts recommend women drink 11.5 cups or 2.7 liters of water per day while men should drink 15.5 cups or 3.7 liters of water per day to remain hydrated. Doing so will lead to some general benefits such as headache relief and a better skin complexion, research suggests drinking the right amount of water has a positive effect on one’s mental health and emotional well being.

For instance, staying hydrated increases concentration. Especially with midterm season approaching, a fully hydrated body leads to the exchange of toxins and nutrients to be more efficient, leading to increased concentration and alertness. Meanwhile, drinking water everyday can also help control mood swings, lower anxiety levels, and decrease the likelihood of panic attacks.

Make it a priority this semester to maintain healthy hydration habits. After all, the Wellesley tap water is something special.