An adequate intake of water is essential for daily life. A ton of problems can be linked to dehydration, some of these problems include weight gain and impairment of physical and mental skills.
To maximise your water intake, here are 12 tips to keep in mind:
- First thing in the morning: Hydrate!
Water in the morning helps you cleanse your body. It flushes out toxins, promotes digestion, and relieves constipation and bloating.
Extra tip: Drink warm water!
Warm water is better than cold water as processed cold water is devoid of essential minerals.
- Planning to lose weight? Drink up!
Warm water not only breaks down fat, it also increases your metabolic rate. The higher your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is, the lesser you weigh.
When you drink warm water, your body temperature raises temporarily and so does your BMR. As long as BMR is high, you burn more calories.
- Hydrate before you exercise
Trust me, you do NOT want to get dehydrated in the middle of a work out. Drink up!
- Hydrate after you exercise
You sweat when you work out, therefore your body throws away toxins via your sweat. Replenish the lost fluids by drinking up after a workout.
- Upset stomach?
Warm water aids your digestive health. Hydrate yourself more if you experience vomiting/diarrhoea as you lose more fluids when you are nauseated or have diarrhea.
- Drink more during summer
You sweat often in summer, drink water more and more often to make up for it.
- Drink water at least every 2 hours
The human body is made up of around 50% of water and you have to keep making up for it else you’d be dehydrated.
Extra tip: Carry warm water with you
Carry warm water along so that you can sip it often. Beating dehydration is one of the most important goals towards better health.
- Hydrate before going to bed
Ever heard of the saying “drinking water before bedtime kicks off diseases?” well, that’s called “Ayurveda”, an ancient medical scientific fact that says drinking a glass of warm water before bed flushes out toxins.
- Hydrate yourself when you are in pain
Warm water flushes out your body and improves your blood circulation. It works well for all kinds of pains be it menstrual cramps or headaches. Warm water relaxes your skin and muscles as it moves. Adding a squeeze of Lemon to warm water helps!
- Drink water 20 minutes before eating
Keep in mind: No cold drinks before meals. Chilled beverages are harmful during meals. They hamper your digestion and make it difficult to digest fats.
- Drink water after eating
It’s simple: drinking water aids your digestive process.
- Not sure if you’re drinking enough water?
Watch out for your urine color. It should be clear, almost like water. If it isn’t, chances are you don’t have enough water in your system. Note that by drinking warm water, you can get rid of many diseases such as high blood pressure, asthma, headache, urinary tract infection, weakness, back pain, acne, and etc.
In short, drink plenty of water to prevent diseases and to live life to the fullest…