It’s common knowledge that drinking eight glasses of water a day is essential for the body to function properly.
However, do you know what is the optimal time to drink water?
Best time in the day to drink water in order to maximise its effectiveness on your body are as follows :
1) After waking up
Drink one glass of water after waking up, which helps to activate your internal organs. The water will help to remove all the build up toxins from your body before your first meal of the day.
2) Before a meal
Drink one glass of water at-least 30 minutes before a meal for good digestion. Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices and this in turn will affect the digestion process. Drink water an hour after the meal to allow the body to absorb all the nutrients.
3) Before a bath
Drink one glass of water before taking a bath, to 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, and also protect you from any strokes, heart attacks.
The right time to drink water is around 2-3 hours before you start your daily exercises. Water is known to improve circulation, digestion, and keep our body hydrated and also regulate our body temperature to a good extent. Now, before you start exercising, you need to warm up and make sure that your muscles and joints are ready too. Drinking water helps to keep your joints properly lubricated, along with maintaining the body temperature. A dehydrated body is often highly prone to muscle cramps, joint inflammation, muscle soreness. So drinking water before working out is really important to get the best results.
6) After work out
While working out, with profuse sweating, considerable amount of water loss occur from the body. This dehydration can again have undesirable effects on your overall health and immunity, so you must drink water after the workout as well. After completing your daily exercise routine, wait for 15 minutes for your body to cool down a bit, and then drink water. Remember that when you drink water, you replenish fluids that are lost while working out. As a result, your energy levels are maintained and you can beat fatigue easily.
7) When you feel Tired
Dehydration plays a big role in making you feel exhausted and fatigue. So, the best antidote to tiredness is drinking plenty of water. It has been observed that even if your body loses water, it can bring down your energy levels considerably. So the next time you feel extremely lethargic and find that tiredness is hampering your productivity, always consume water and feel energetic.
8) When you are thirsty
Well, this is the most obvious reasons why we drink water! When your body needs some supply of water, it clearly gives off the signal by making you feel thirsty.
STAY HYDRATED, EAT HEALTHY, STAY FIT