Benefits of Drinking Water

benefits of drinking waterI have written quite a few times about the importance of drinking water but last week I restarted a strategy that I had followed for a long time and then gave up.

Benefits of Drinking water first thing in the morning.

The idea is to get up and immediately drink four glasses of water and nothing else. Wait at least 45 minutes before having any coffee or tea or breakfast.

Why would you want to do this? Well I have always known the benefits of drinking water and used to do this drinking water before getting on the bike to ride to work, actually I did it for a couple of years and had a lot of energy in the morning. I never knew if the energy was from drinking the water or from the bike ride itself.

There are several reasons why you would want to drink a lot of water first thing in the morning

  • Drinking water in the morning  will give you energy – The water you drink first think will kick up your metabolism right away and the coldness seems to be a bit invigorating.
  • Drinking water in the morning will start your rehydration – We lose our hydration at night from breathing out moist air and since we take nothing in and are losing water to digestion we really do get dehydrated.
  • Drinking water in the morning will help you lose – When you drink water in the morning you will find that you have less appetite since you already have the water in your stomach fooling your brain into thinking that you are not hungry.

There seems to be a very popular notion that drinking water or anything in the morning will kickstart your metabolism, this is a benefits of drinking water that I really agree with and I have to agree that over the last week I have had a lot more energy and a much better level of concentration to get more done in the early morning.

Try it and see if it works. There are many more benefits of drinking water that I have not mentioned that you will find very quickly when you go just a few days of drinking water in the morning. Post your comments about what you think firsthand of these benefits of drinking water in the morning idea.

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  1. Michael says

    I started drinking a liter of water every morning. I have two questions. When I drink that much water I don’t feel like eating anything until lunchtime and breakfast is important so how should I handle that. Also I usually run in the mornings, but I’ve been struggling with my runs since I started drinking water. Can I wait until after I run or should it really be first thing after waking up?

  2. Sheshadri T N says

    I am drinking 1 litre of plain water more than a 1 year in the morning at 5.00 o’ Clock. 1 litre of water in rest of the day. I used to get acid reflux and severe headaches. Is it because, I used to consume 4-5 glass of coffee in a day. After this water therapy (!), Now I am free from acid re flux and head aches. In websites, I saw, 2 glasses of lemon water is good for health. I am also confused to drink lemon water or plain water. Can I drink Plain water first and after 1 hour can I take 200 ml of Lemon water? Will it benefit my health. Awaiting your reply.

  3. ciscoguru says

    Been on the water therapy for 6 weeks now. I have hypertension and currently taking two kinds to ease out my blood pressure everyday. After going through the water therapy, I rarely take my blood pressure any longer since it went back to normal as it was used to be back in the old days. Back pain is gone is as well and it felt I have more energy than before.

    Will continue to do it and see how it goes but the results are very promising and convincing.

  4. Bryan says

    Don’t do it if you have gastritis or other stomach problems. You do this and either you will get a stomach ulcer or if you already have the ulcer it will become bigger. People with sensible stomach shouldn’t drink water with their stomach empty because acidity will increase. That’s why stomach problems are a pain in the ass. They risk dying from malnutrition or simply dehydrate because they need to intake water with food in their stomachs to prevent the increase in acidity. Not something you wanna have, but hey, if you eat healthy you shouldn’t get stomach problems in the first place, unless its genetic.

  5. Gangadhar says

    Today i Have started drinking 1 litre water right after waking up…
    Have to wait and see whether it will reduce my and makes me happy..

  6. Tholoana says

    Wow. It really works.
    This year, i started drinking a lot of water and found I was really energized, happy-chappy etc. But I did not amount the energy and euphoria to drinking water. I stopped drinking water out of laziness (and too-frequent bathroom trips). My energy went down, concentration, etc and I still did not link the two. But being back on water, I noticed the energy and happy-chappiness coming back.
    I recommend that everyone try it

  7. Chanel says

    Omg, i can’t believe that the tips on here helped me alot this morning, last night i had a bottle of water before i went to bed and i actually woke up round 5 to urinate and couldn’t go back to sleep, i guess God was talking to me that everything was going to be alright. Finally fell asleep round 7 i guess and woke up at 10:30 and my stomach felt like it was doing cartwheels i was in the middle of drinking my four glasses of water by the second glass my stomach was egared to get started went to the bathroom and by that time i was having my first bowel movement in days. Thank You Lord, never lost Faith in you. But, i think for starters four glasses is over the extreme, i think two is good to get the ball rolling, cause for the first time in my life i threw up water. (I know tmi but it can happen ) so again thank you very much!

  8. Chanel says

    i forgot who said that they have an irregular heart beat, i do too. i had heart surgery when i was born 24 years ago this June, thank you God everyday that I am on this beautiful earth, also i had a second surgery almost at the age of two. as you can see, im still here, and i give all the credits to the man up stairs. anyway, i only drink water, and love it. but for almost a week now i have been suffering with consiptation, so four glasses first thing in the morning, and i read somewhere else a glass before bed, im going to try both tonight and pray to my heavenly father that this will indeed help me cause i dont want to place laxatives in my body ever again.

  9. paul says

    I would like to try this… my tummy always aching because of stress, anxiety etc,,, Hopefully this kind of treatment can help me to live better… ^_^

  10. shanstar15 says

    i have been a soda drinker and not much of a water drinker. I know that water is good for health reasons. This morning i drink a standard size glass like a 1/2 hour before breakfast. ate breakfast and could not finish the whole thing. then between snack and lunch i drink a whole bottle of water. i agree with the energy and making you feel better. I am going to try this and see if it works for me. Thanks for the post. Thank god for water.

  11. jason says

    i’ve been drinking 5 glasses of warm water 1 hour before breakfast for 3 moths now since reading about its health benefits from a facebook wall post. to my surprise, the stiffness and pain i experience when turning my head 90 degrees or more especially when i’m driving is gone .Also my lower back pain… gone. also have a flatter tummy now. thank you Lord for the water!

  12. says

    l do agree with guys. wake-up in the morning, get one banana and than have one or two glasses of water. this will easy the your digestion. at the end of the day,you will be spending a year without falling slick

  13. Gina says

    I been drinking 4 glass of water since last Sep so it is alredy 3 months… and I have to let you know the benefit are incredible I have mentrual cramps for about 31 years… every months (with the exception of a 9 months of pregnancy) The last 2 months I am been pain free, I don’t take any drugs only prescribe pain killers during my period … I didn’t have to use them, no only that I been hard of hearing on my left side for 25 years, I have gone to several doctors and they told me was damage due to a infection I had.
    Last night my left ear open up… it is amazing … I can no belived the diference it make to hear again …well good and bad I could never hear a phone vibrated or a sound of a text mesage or e-mail …now I can …But I am HAPPY!!!!!! the energy is incredible and the I am off 10 pounds since I started and this is counting i eat my way through Thanksgiving and my week b-day celebration early November.
    Hope every one could do this and feel the benefits we a such simple change… Amaizing Please Try.

    • snaz says

      hi gina, i see you lost your hearing on your left side due to an infection?…… i have the exact problem, about three years ago i lost my hearing on my right side due to the flu…. cant answer the phone on my right hear, as i can hear nothing. You say the drinking of 4 glasses of water really helped you hearing, is this true, cause i have been to so many doctors but they cant seem to help. Would appreciate a reply

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