When Is The Right Time To Drink Water? Here Are The Best Times And Arduous No More To Count Cups

Drinking water at the right time helps to maximize the effectiveness of the human body. 

For a complete process, the body requires not less than 2.5 liters or the equivalent of recommended 8 glasses of water per day.

Ideally, sipping water should be scheduled (not by gulping in large quantities to fulfill the requirements) at all times.

Listed below is the recommended time to drink water. This is just an option and a personal opinion. There is no right or wrong. It is up to you how you want to schedule your water intake.

In addition, you can make a calculation to get the quantity of water needed in accordance with the weight of 1 liter of water for every 25 kg of body weight. For example, if you have a weight of 70 kg, it is equivalent to 2.8 liters of water. However, this quantity does not include additional needs, such as when you play sports or do extreme activities.

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Here Are The Best Times To Drink Water

When waking up from sleep – 2 glasses of water to activate internal organ

Without realizing it, the body will lose a lot of water when sleeping through the night. Exhalation, the process of digestion and absorption of water into the environment, occurs during sleep. 

Therefore, as soon as you wake up, drink a glass or two of water to supply water to the organs and as a stimulant of bowel movements.

Before a meal – 1 glass of water helps digestion

To form perfect digestion and stimulate an increase in appetite, you need to drink water within 1 hour before eating. 

This condition makes the intestines ready to receive food for processing. The practice of drinking water while eating is not good for your health because water will dilute hydrochloric acid and cause disruption of the absorption of nutrients into the body.

30 minutes to an hour after the meal – 1 glass of water as a booster for the digestive process

Ingested foods need water during the process of converting nutrients and minerals into soft liquids to be absorbed into the body. The water content in the food taken is usually not enough for this process and you need to drink a glass of water to make up for it. 

Drinking water within half an hour after eating is more suitable as a booster for the digestive process.

Before taking bath – 1 glass of water helps lower blood pressure

When bathing, there will be a change in heat in the body. Cold or warm water temperature changes blood flow. Therefore, it is best to drink a glass of water before bathing to help regulate blood flow and stabilize the heartbeat.

Before going to bed – 1 glass of water to avoid heart attack

Sleeping at night is a long period. Our body requires water for the process of digestion, respiration as well as the exhalation of water out of the body by the surrounding weather. Drinking a glass of water before bed helps the body to stay hydrated, and what is more important, reduces the risk of a heart attack.

When exercising or doing strenuous activities – drink enough water

When the muscular system is moving actively, it will continue until at some point when you start to feel tired because the energy rate has decreased. The decrease in energy levels will occur faster because of water loss due to the outflow through sweat. 

In this case, you need to drink enough water not only to stay hydrated but because water will help strengthen muscles and ligaments as well as improve blood circulation and respiration.

When using air conditioning

Air conditioning supplies a cool, dry temperature that causes your body to lose water and the skin membranes to dry out.

Drink a little water every half an hour to replenish the water in the body.

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Arduous no more to count cups

Establish your water drinking schedule. You can download an app to track your water intake or set a reminder on your smartphone to notify you of the time to sip a cup.

Commit to a hydration challenge – fill up your 4 Tupperware bottles 500 ml or go for a large bottle of 2L and drink consistently throughout the day and provide self-reward when you succeed.

Hate water? Break your old habits and form a new routine – make drinking water your fresh obsession.


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Emphi Yap
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