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Drinking a lot of water each day may make you feel more full after meals, says Agyeman. If you spread out your water intake throughout the day, a small study shows you can feel more satisfied after breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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It’s important to take breaks from your desk. According to Barchi, drinking a gallon of water throughout the day will increase your trips to the bathroom. “That means you get the blood flowing before sitting back down to your computer,” she says.
If you’re not drinking enough water, Agyeman says you may feel more fatigued and sluggish. By drinking a gallon of water throughout the day, you can hydrate yourself for more energy and avoid the groggy effects of dehydration.
If you’ve ever drunk a very small amount of water in one day, odds are you’ve felt that pesky dehydration headache. Agyeman recommends drinking lots of water to combat them — especially if you’re prone to getting headaches in general.