I 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.