Monday, September 24, 2012

Way to go with H2O!

It is not a secret that drinking water is not only good for us but vital for your well being and the correct function of our body.

But I know that sometimes we forget, get busy or choose other non as healthy beverages that down the road are causing our body more harm than they should.

Perhaps certain issues are related to that without us even realizing that a bit of water can go a long way and make a huge difference on our well being.

The other day I was reading an article about the right times to drink water to maximize the effects on the body.

According to the article, these are some of the best times to have water;

  • Drink 2 glasses of water immediately after you wake up, to help activate you vital organs. 
  • Drink 1 glass of water 30 minutes before every meal to help aid digestion.
  • Drink 1 glass of water just before a shower to reduce blood pressure.
  • Drink 1 glass of water just before going to bed to avoid heart attacks and embolism.
Pretty easy, right?

I am going to try the one before each meal and the one before bed.

Although I already drink a lot of water through the day but I know there's always room for improvement.

Sometimes adding a bit of lemon to the water gives it a little bit of a kick, I also love to put a whole stick of cinnamon to make it less dull and I have heard that some sliced cucumber is also very beneficial.

Do you have any special tips for your water drinking? Do share if so...

On another unrelated note, thanks to everybody that commented on my Friday post, you guys rock and with your comments once again have showed me that I am not here alone, but specially that it's o.k. to vent about your feelings every now and then, thanks a bunch from the bottom of my heart!

Have a wonderful Monday!!!

9 commented; now it's your turn!:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good tips! I try not to drink too much right before bed so that I don't have to get up for the bathroom too many times, but I will definitely try the others!

morgan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow, that's a lot of water!
lately, what i've been doing is putting water in a camelbak. i'm kind of a big kid in this way, but i kind of just enjoy drinking out of it! it's enough to keep me drinking water though, so i guess that's a good thing right?
thanks for tip/reminder!
following your blog now, looking forward to future posts!

sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you Morgan for your comment. Any water is better than no water at all, I always just drink from my big stainless steel bottle but I am going to try adding the early morning one and at night.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Before anybody complains about having to drink water, they need to talk to ME!

I suffer from a chronic kidney stone condition called "Medullary Sponge Kidneys" which means that my kidney's "job" is actually to MAKE STONES. I have 100s of them all the time and I will never NOT have stones.

The only way to keep them a manageable size is through diet and....WATER.

In cool weather I have to drink 120 ounces (YES 120 OUNCES A DAY)...in hot weather (DOUBLE) so don't any of you complain lol....I add Real Lemon Juice to mine......

DRINK UP!

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How interesting - I just read the same tips in a danish newspaper! :-) I mostly drink water with the meals, but coffee or tea for meals with sweet things, like cake, cookies etc. Even when I bring a bottle of water with me, I often don´t get to drink it, probably because the weather here is mostly cool so I´m not that thirsty.
But will try some of the advices, like the 2 glasses in the morning.
PS My mother has a "system" where she puts out 10 matchsticks in the morning, remove one for each glass of water, so she gets to drink 10 glasses every day. Maybe the reason for her good health - she is almost 79.

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

When I was a kid, water was last choice, now it's first choice!

Richard Bowell said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've suffered once from dehydration living here in Greece and I tell you it taught me something about the importance of drinking water! I was unwell for an entire week from the - I guess you can call it the complications. Boy I was so sick and just couldn't get well again no matter how much I drank. The whole system had just gone out of whack. So I especially took to heart the advice about drinking water just after waking up. I read it was good to hydrate the body in advance before going out into the sun and not just while you're out there. But these tips are great too - thanks for sharing them!
xo

Richard Bowell said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mariasol, sorry it's Joan above.. forgot to sign out of my husbands mail! :-)

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A glass of water before a meal is also supposed to keep you from eating so much! I never do that though, I guess I should start!! lol I drink mostly water during the day. I have a very small amount of orange juice/cranberry juice each morning, and coffee in the afternoon. Then water, water, water any other time!

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