Drinking water the correct way!

Knowing how and when to drink water will not only provide benefits, but also maximise its effectiveness on the body.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 13:07 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Yes, we all know the amazing benefits of water. But, did you know the correct timing and the right way to drink this priceless crystal-clear blue water?

In general, we have been asked to take 8-12 glasses of water a day. Knowing the art of how and when to drink water will not only provide benefits, but also maximise its effectiveness on the body.

The correct way to drink water:

  • Drink two glasses of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. This will help flush out toxins from your body that have accumulated all night.
  • Drink one glass of water 30 minutes before meals to help in digestion.
  • Drink one glass of water before taking a bath to help lower your blood pressure.
  • Do not wait until you are thirsty, but keep sipping throughout the day to keep your body hydrated.
  • Drink water before and after your workouts – you need to drink more as you exercise and when it's hot.
  • Drink one glass of water an hour before going to bed. This will help replenish the fluid loss during the day.
  • Drinking water before or after going out in public can be beneficial to your body in preventing certain types of viruses.
  • Pregnant women should take lots of water as they need additional fluids to stay hydrated.