Practice drinking water at the correct times.
Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the Human body:
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack
Why is Water Drinking Important?
The only element more important for sustaining life than water is air. The wonders of water are numerous; for example, providing liquid solvency for internal chemical reactions, circulating nutrients around the body, regulating body temperature, and joint lubrication. Inadequate water intake can result in dehydration, which may lead to abnormalities in metabolism and other functions, such as gastro-intestinal circulation. Chronic or severe dehydration can affect the body’s vital functions.
When taking medications, it is especially important to maintain or increase water drinking, along with such nutrients as potassium and sodium. Some drugs, such as antidepressants and corticosteroids, affect the balance of fluid and minerals in the body’s cells; if you are taking such medications, be sure to discuss with your doctor.
How Much Water to Drink
The Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine has established dietary reference intakes for water and other nutrients. Their latest report “did not specify exact requirements for water, but set general recommendations for women at approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water — from all beverages and foods — each day, and men an average of approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) of total water.”