Benefits of drinking water
One may often undermine the importance of water intake in their day-to-day activities. Hydration has a tremendous impact on the overall physical and mental well-being of an individual. Sufficient water in your body system allows:
- Safeguarding the spine and delicate tissues
- Ensures regular bowel and urinary movements
- Regulates the temperature of your body
- Lubricating joints
- Enhance the quality of skin
- Improves kidney functions
- Detoxifies your body through urination, sweating, and bowel motions
Make sure you avoid these mistakes while drinking water:
1. Drinking water while standing: This is the wrong way to drink water since it puts your health at risk by leading to lung issues, kidney problems, indigestion, and arthritis.
2. Adding artificial sweeteners to your water: Even though artificial sweeteners have no calories, they can cause weight gain. Additionally, despite being refreshing, they dehydrate your body. Additionally, fluids such as caffeine or soft drinks should be strictly avoided before and during workout sessions.
3. Drinking too much water: When exercising, limit your water intake. According to Lokeshappa, “Consuming more fluids than your body needs may cause gastrointestinal discomfort and, in severe situations, hyponatremia (a condition akin to dehydration that can be life-threatening).” So, avoid it.
4. Gulping water quickly: While exercising you may try to drink water as quickly as possible. This, however, can cause impurities to accumulate below the kidneys and bladder. So, drink slowly and take small sips.
5. Drinking cold water: The rise in core body temperature during an activity session can be delayed by drinking cold water, especially before and during a workout. Therefore, it is advised to only consume lukewarm water.