Why Drink Water
Back as far as 165 BC the book of Daniel refers to the healthy reasons to drink water. If you have started the new year off with that promise to exercise….good for you. Like Dan, I sure hope you have figured out that you must add hydration. I know you know, but here, as brief as can be, the reason why once again.
Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body.
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack
Water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Proper hydration is key to good health, but why? And what’s the best way to get what our bodies really need? Water is the body’s most non-negotiable nutrient. Why is there so little wiggle room when it comes to water? Because water plays an integral role in nearly every biological process in the body. Everything from controlling the body’s thermostat to regulating blood pressure to taking care of your plumbing (bathroom duties) relies on water to get the job done. Yet, for such a life-and-death nutrient, most of us take water for granted.
Get in the habit of drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning, and a few more glasses of water throughout the day. You may want to keep a glass or bottle of water nearby so you are prompted to notice thirst when it arises, or better yet, to drink every hour or two (especially important during strenuous exercise, long airplane flights and in hot weather).
There’s a lot of good information on the importance of drinking water online, but this gives you the idea of how important drinking water is for your whole body, head to toe.
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