Episode 50 – The Top 7 Times Of The Day To Drink Water And Why
Let’s fix up your hydration habits!
Below are the top seven times of the day to drink water and why you need to start doing this immediately. It’s good for you!
If you don’t, you’ve been warned!
1. Drink water first thing in the morning.
Metabolic activity happens during sleep and you need to clear the toxins and by-products from your brain and body. Do this to speed up your morning without the need for caffeine.
2. Drink water before meals.
This will make the body feel fuller and will help you not to overeat. It will also help to activate the digestive system facilitating your energy supply. If you don’t you’ll feel sluggish.
3. Drink water first when feeling hungry.
Often, the body mistakes thirst for hunger. This will lessen unnecessary snacking and eating at any time of the day. Less snacking, less guilt.
When else should we drink water and why? Read on below.
4. Drink water before, during and after workout.
You lose a lot of water during physical activity due to both thermoregulation (regulating body temperature) and metabolism. Drinking will also help replenish electrolytes lost during sweating giving you a better chance to avoid muscle cramps.
5. Drink water when feeling sick.
More water intake is needed when you are sick. Water helps clear toxins and also helps anti-bodies move around the body to fight bacteria and neutralize viruses. Get better, quicker!
6.While doing mental work
You still need water to keep the body and brain functioning optimally. While it’s easy to think water’s only function is to cool you down, it actually supports metabolism as well. Without water, your metabolism slows down which includes thinking speed.
7. Before, during and after physical labor, passions, and hobbies
Much like exercise, you lose a lot of water during physical labor due to both thermoregulation (regulating body temperature) and metabolism. Drinking will also help replenish electrolytes lost during sweating allowing you to participate for longer – especially if it’s a hobby or passion you enjoy.
Boost your hydration now!
There you have it, seven top times of the day to drink water and why you need to start doing this immediately. Go on, it’s good for you!
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