I was feeling tired, lacking energy, and was having problems with muscle cramps. When talking to my doctor, I realized I do not drink enough water. Even when I thought I was drinking enough water, I was not. I would drink lemonade and tea most of the time but this was not adequate for me. Those drinks act as a diuretic and were not helping at all.
To keep track of the amount of water I should be drinking; I found I would drink more when I used individual water bottles. I feel better when I drink at least six 16.9 oz. bottles of water a day. I still enjoy a glass of tea or lemonade occasionally, but I really do not miss them like I thought I would. I do not know why this works but I think sometimes I am so busy that I do not think about refilling my glass with more water. If I use the individual water bottles, it is easier to grab one when I need it. Call it laziness or whatever, but this helps me drink more water.
Since I started drinking more water every day, I do not feel tired and do not get muscle cramps. I never thought drinking water was so important. I have read that if you are thirsty, at that point, your body is starting to dehydrate. So it is better to drink small sips all the time whenever you can, instead of waiting to become thirsty. It made a big difference for me.
By it's.only.me from NE PA /USA
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What are the benefits of drinking water in the morning?
By Pat from David, Panama
Not being dehydrated in the evening?
I'm not sure what you are asking, it's beneficial to drink water at all times of the day.
Drinking water fom the time you awake in the morning until just after your final meal of the day is what helps to keep a body (including the brain, kidney, liver, lungs, heart, etc) clean and healthy!
The only reaon I mention not drinking fluids past dinner time is if you wish to be comfortable and sleep the night through without having to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night ;-)
Hi - not sure where I read this - it was said that a little water in the morning settled the acid in our stomach. This was suppose to prepare our stomach for food later in the morning.
Sweetened, commercial, carbonated sodas can be replaced completely with seltzer water and flavorings of your choice. Give it a try.