Do you drink water? Of course you do! Human beings are about 60% water, and we constantly need to replenish liquids, especially after workouts and strenuous activity.
Do you drink water… correctly? Yes, there is a correct way to do it! Or at least a way that makes sense for your body’s makeup and #optimalhealth.
We recently learned of the Ayurvedic method for drinking water and wanted to share it with you! These are simple changes to your water-drinking routine that will help you body to thrive and remain even more healthy!
Get your water down by sipping it through the day, not chugging it! If you just “get it down”, as many of will agree, it will just run through your system instead of being absorbed so that you can receive the full benefits of the water.
Keep it warm. Not hot, just lukewarm. Cold water has a “freezing” effect on certain parts of your system and won’t allow the water to be absorbed into your tissues.
Check your lips. No really. If they’re dry, you’re likely to be dehydrated. Same goes for your feeling of thirst. Once you feel thirsty, you’re already past the point of being properly hydrated.
Don’t always like the taste? Infuse something! Try some fresh fruit, chia seeds, fresh ginger, or cucumber.
Try to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. Don’t just rely on the “8 cups a day” rule. That can’t possibly work across the board for each and every human body!
The best way to stay hydrated during exercise is to drink 1 glass of water 15-30 minutes before your workout, sip water during your routine, and drink another glass of water following the exercise.
Want to read more? Need some more tips? Check out this article and this one!