How to drink water properly during the day to hydrate properly

How to drink water properly during the day to hydrate properly

Do you drink water right?

We will not repeat here what everyone knows – water is the driving force of life, including our own, and without it, we could not live. What you may not know is that with a little thought out and a few tricks, drinking water can do you better than satisfying your need for hydration. But let's take them one at a time.

The benefits of drinking water - what do you get out of this phase?

Well, it comes out with all the important things of life, and that's based on one thing: water causes blood to carry cells and nutrients to organs in the body—primarily to the brain. By maintaining the right level of hydration, you help your brain tell your whole body what to do and how to act. And this is not done by drinking only when you feel thirsty. Enough water in the body equals a well-oiled brain equals a properly functioning body, from digestion to locomotion and breathing – the thought bash!

How much water should you drink daily?

The correct answer is the one you probably already know from TV stations – at least two liters of liquids, ideally two liters should be water and the rest a coffee, tea, or something else. But this article is mostly about HOW you drink these two liters of water throughout an active day.

What happens if you don't drink enough water?

Worse ones happen, and we're not kidding! The lack of proper hydration affects the whole body, exactly on the above principle. You don't have enough water in your body – your blood doesn't pump enough nutrients into your brain – your brain starts to stop giving proper functioning commands to organs in your body. From here can arise countless complications, at the level of practically the entire body, from the skin to the circulatory and urinary systems, glands, and organs in the digestive tract. They all need water to function properly!

How to drink water correctly to hydrate properly

Well, let's start by saying that there's a difference between drinking water and staying hydrated. Water or other liquids you drink when you're thirsty or craving. Staying hydrated means drinking enough water so that it stays in sufficient quantities in the body to "nourish" both the brain and the rest of the body.

When calculating how much water your body needs to be properly hydrated, think first about how much you weigh. The required daily volume of water is 40 ml of water per kilogram. So, if you're in, say, 70 pounds, drink not just those two liters you found out about, but 2.8 liters.

Here are some basic rules on how to manage your daily amount of water:

First thing upon waking up

3-4 glasses of water, that is, around a liter, before the first coffee or breakfast. This will put your body back in an energetic mode, will make the "full" to the necessary in the body, and will also help your metabolism return to normal;

Drink two glasses of water before each meal

Ideally about half a liter, and that's 20 minutes earlier. Apart from a necessary "refill", water "steals" from the feeling of hunger and thus helps you not to eat more than necessary.

Drink a glass of water (minimum 200 ml) every time you feel thirsty.

Do not wait, because the sensation will pass momentarily to appear more acutely later – and meanwhile, your body is already starting to "cry" for water, and its absence starting to take effect.

Friendly advice

The first recommendation is never to overdo alcohol. But if, you go out with friends and stretch out to talk, go to a party or wedding and pass two glasses of alcohol, drink a glass of water between any two glasses of alcohol you will be consumed, from beer to strong spirits. Not only will it slow down intoxication, but it will help your brain – and consequently the rest of your body – cope more easily with the stress you put on your body by drinking alcohol. You'll thank us the morning after!