Quick tip for a healthier you: Drink 8oz of water when you wake up – first thing in the morning. Well, brush your teeth first if you’d like, but then down that full cup of water!
Would you be surprised if I told you that the biggest nutrient deficiency in America is water?
We are a chronically dehydrated nation and many of our chronic health complaints, from headaches to constipation to arthritis can be improved by simply drinking enough pure water every day. It makes sense when you think about the fact that our bodies are 70% water, and water is fundamentally important to every system and function of our bodies.
When you wake up in the morning you are at your most dehydrated. You’ve been breathing all night and have lost moisture with each breath since water moistens oxygen for easier breathing.
Water in the morning can help get your bowels moving if you suffer with constipation. Water is also the major raw material of stomach acid, so drinking water 30 minutes before eating will get that raw material in place to help digest your breakfast.
Here’s a simple idea to make this new habit stick: set a glass next to your bed, your toothbrush, or wherever you go first thing in the morning, so you have a visual reminder.
There you have it! Drink water when you wake up. One very simple thing you can do in just a few minutes each morning that will help you be healthier all day long.
After a couple of weeks you won’t know how you survived without water first thing in the morning because you wake up thirsty every day. Pretty soon you’ll have a hard time holding back from 12 or 16 ounces.