About 60% of your body is made up of water. So? Well, it means that you gotta drink a ton of water! The logic is simple, our body cells need to be charged too and the charger happens to be a good 3-4 litres of water. The body uses water to digest food, maintain body temperature, sweat and even breathe! Our bodies lose water while performing these functions and it is unto us to duly hydrate. Lack of water in the body can cause fatigue, constipation, premature ageing, obesity, and these aren’t even the worst of the lot.
So, let’s promise ourselves today to be better drinkers, of water of course! Here are water habits you can adopt to lead a healthier and well, happier life.
Wake up, drink up!
You’ve probably heard this before but here’s some reiteration – one of the best habits is to drink water first thing in the morning. Drinking water on an empty stomach helps flush out toxins from the body. It boosts your metabolism and energy levels through the day. An easy way to set the tone for the day, isn’t it?
When life gives you lemons…
If you need a little more motivation to drink water, put slices of lemon in your water jug. You’re not just adding a slice of lemon into the water but also adding all the benefits the humble lemon brings with it. Packed with Vitamin C, lemon water can re-hydrate your body, cleanse your system and even freshen your breath.
Timing is Key
Drink a glass of water about 30 minutes before each meal. This helps in weight loss as the body consumes lesser calories during the meals, and also aids the digestive processes. After a meal, give it about an hour before you drink more water. Also, drink a glass of water before you step in for a shower as it helps regulate blood pressure.
Download an App
Most people confess that they just don’t remember to drink enough water, they just don’t feel thirsty. Well, the truth is that you must keep your body hydrated even if you don’t feel thirsty. An easy way to remind yourself to drink water is to download an app on your phone. There are plenty of apps that allow you to set periodic notifications to remind you to take a sip and some even let you set daily water goals. Now those are some real #goals! Try Daily Water and Drink Water.
There you have it! Just 4 simple things that will result in a clearer skin, better digestion, more energy, stronger immune system, and the list can go on and on. What are you waiting for? Take a sip already!