It’s common knowledge that drinking eight glasses of water a day is essential for the body to function properly.
All you have to do is drink water. Do it at the right time, in the right amount, be consistent, and you’re done. Simple.
“Water is life, and clean water means health” – Audrey Hepburn
Top 10 Tips to Drink Water
1) After Waking Up:
Drink one glass of water after waking up to help activate your internal organs. The water will help to remove any toxins before your first meal of the day.
2) Drink Water Before a Meal
Drink one glass of water 30 minutes before a meal to help digestion. Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices. Drink water an hour after the meal to allow the body to absorb the nutrients.
3) Before a Bath:
Drink one glass of water before taking a bath to help lower your blood pressure.
4) Before Sleep:
Drink one glass of water an hour before bedtime to replenish any fluid loss that can occur during the night.
5) Drink Water When You’re Hungry:
If you’re hungry between meals, pour yourself a tall glass of fresh drinking water first to see if you’re dehydrated. Sometimes people think they’re hungry when they’re really just thirsty.
Drinking water before a snack or with one will help you feel full faster, helping keep calorie intake in check.
6) Sit Down to Drink Water Rather than Standing:
It is a good idea to always sit and drink water rather than standing. By standing and drinking, you disrupt the balance of fluids in the body and this may lead to a greater accumulation of fluids in the joints causing arthritis. By sitting and drinking, your muscles and nervous system is much more relaxed and helps the nerves to digest food and other fluids easily. Your kidneys also pace the filtration process while sitting.
7) Substitute Water During Meals:
If you get thirsty during your meal, instead of drinking water, have some yoghurt or raita instead. It has the same cooling effect on your body, but does not hamper your digestion. Buttermilk (chaas) is another great option!
8) Drink Water Before a Workout:
Depending on the temperature, humidity and your body’s fluid levels, you may need one or several 8-ounce glasses of water to protect against dehydration during and after your workouts.
9) Drink Water After a Workout:
Following vigorous exercise, you may need to drink a lot of water to replace fluids lost through perspiration and urination. The amount you’ll need depends on your weight, health and whether you exercised in hot or humid conditions – especially for long periods – among other factors.
10) Drink Water Stored in Silver and Copper Vessels:
Ayurveda has always suggested drinking water stored in copper (tamba) and silver (chaandi) vessels. The water stored in these vessels has the ability to balance all three doshas in the body and it does by positively charging the water.
It also has anti-cancer properties. Water in the silver vessel has the power to remove free radicals from the body and gives a cooling effect in the intestines and smoothens the process of digestion.
Benefits of Drinking Water and its Functions in the Body?
- 75% of brain is water.
- Drinking water helps burn fat.
- It Regulates body temperature.
- 83% of body’s blood is water.
- Water helps your body remove waste.
- Cushions bone, 75% of muscles are water.
- Water helps to protect body organs and tissues.
- Help convert food into energy.
- Helps carries nutrients and oxygen to cells.
- Helps to maintain normal kidney function.
- Drinking water may help treat kidney stones.
- Water aids in digestion.
- Water prevents you from becoming dehydrated.
- Water lubricates the cartilage and joints for healthy joint movement.
- Drinking water may help to prevent and treat headaches.
Drinking Water Quotes
Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle. – Stephen Curry
I try to start drinking water as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning. – Mary Kay Andrews
My secret is one the world needs to know – nearly a billion people a year die from unsafe drinking water. – Bella Thorne
There’s over a billion people on this planet that don’t have access to clean drinking water. – Michael Moore
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water. – Aeschylus
It’s like drinking water. You have to have water every day, and music is like water for me. – Trombone Shorty
To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing. – Hilary Swank
I have generally and will always fight for clean air and safe drinking water laws. – Sherrod Brown
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