How to drink water correctly

Close up of a woman's hand filling a glass of filtered water right from the tap in the kitchen sink at home

How to drink water correctly

What kind of water to drink, how much, when and how.

Everyone probably knows about the need to drink enough clean water every day. However, in order for water to always benefit the body and health in general, you need to know several nuances:

Close up of a woman’s hand filling a glass of filtered water right from the tap in the kitchen sink at home

– Not every person needs to drink the notorious 2 liters of water per day. The amount of liquid you need per day can be easily calculated using the formula: per 30 ml per 1 kg of body weight, i.e. if you weigh, for example, 60 kg, your daily intake is 1.8 liters.

– Most of the daily norm should be drunk in the first half of the day, a little less – in the second. Before going to bed, it is better to limit your fluid intake. This is especially true for people with kidney and heart diseases.

– You need to drink in equal parts and gradually increase the amount of water per day. If you haven’t drunk 2 liters before, you shouldn’t try to drink them on the first day. Start with a small amount and listen to your body – you should be comfortable.

– It is very important to drink 1-2 glasses of clean water immediately after waking up. The body becomes dehydrated overnight, so it is imperative to replenish its fluid reserves.

– Every cup of coffee or strong tea you drink should be compensated with a glass of water.

– Warm water is quickly absorbed, so it quickly quenches thirst. Cold water is good as a diuretic.

– Nutritionists disagree on whether it is right or wrong to wash down food with water. Some are of the opinion that this is harmful, since water dilutes the gastric juices necessary for digesting food. Other nutritionists believe that water with food is contraindicated for people with low acidity, but for everyone else there will be no significant difference.

– Regarding drinking water during training. Experts recommend drinking 150 ml of water every 20 minutes (which is exactly the volume of disposable plastic cups in coolers) if you are doing a high-intensity workout (for example, strength training with heavy weights). If this is not done, the blood will thicken, which will put a greater strain on the heart. In all other cases, you don’t have to drink during training. But be sure to drink water after.

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