Why drink water in the morning?

When I was in highschool, I remember a random piece of advice my science teacher gave me for my health. I don’t know why I remember it, but it still sticks with me and it rings true. He said,

‘Drinking water the first thing in the morning is the best thing for you. I drink water in the morning, hate the stuff, its disgusting, but I drink it.’  

I think the fact that he was so blunt about hating water in the morning was what made it memorable. But its true, I came across this article that gives a couple of good bits of info on why to drink water in the morning.

Firstly, it rehydrates your body. We loose a lot of water when we sleep from sweating and breathing and its important to top that up when we first wake. It also allows more oxygen to be carried in your blood and so keeps you energized and alert. 

Second, it aids in weight loss. I’ve already mentioned this, but more specifically it boosts your metabolism. It increases the rate at which you burn calories. In addition, it could curb your appetite or replace an unhealthy morning drink choice. 

Lastly, it can help prevent sicknesses. It maintains a healthy lymphatic system which in turn helps to fight off infections. Dehydration can contribute to higher levels of stress and sickness. 

So these are just a couple points on why drinking water first thing in the morning is a good choice. It’s easy too, just one glass can get you on your way to having a great day. Make it a habit! Your body will love you for it. 

Oh, and here’s a link to a blog that shows you how to naturally flavour water! Its actually really creative and interesting, I might give it a try!

http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water#CommentsForm

 

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2 thoughts on “Why drink water in the morning?

  1. Great blog post! I have a glass of water next to my bed so I remember to drink it first thing in the morning!

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