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How To Stay Healthy : Water

Updated on October 24, 2016

Water : The Miracle Liquid.

Water. Simply water. Drink plenty of water. Of course you got to make sure the water is clean water. So the best is boiled water.

Our body contains about 60% water. As a rule of thumb, take 6 glasses of water each day. Each individual is unique in its own way. So you drink as much as you want to; but I think 6 is an average. I am no doctor, and I won't give you detailed analysis of water, which you can Google search anytime. I am just sharing with you what I have been doing for years and which have proven to be very effective. Remember, I am 60 years old!

You may also have come across emails advising drinking of water to stay healthy. This hub is just to refresh your memory that water is indeed the "elixir" of life. You may want to do all other healthy pursuits which you should. But don't forget this humble liquid : "water".

Each morning the first thing I do is drink one glass of water. This first step in the morning is the most important part of your daily life. And after each meal, I drink another glass of water, which means if I take 3 meals a day, I would have taken 4 glasses of water. Before I go to sleep, I take another glass. This makes 5 glasses. Throughout the day I would have taken additional sips now and then. That would easily total up, at least 6 glasses of water a day.

You see, 6 glasses of water may not be enough for you. I am of small built, so my intake is sufficient. Generally, the bigger you are, the more water you need to drink. However, you should also take into considerations regarding your diet habits, amount of exercise you do, nature of your job, the climate you are in, and also your sense of thirst.  If you sweat a lot, you would need more water intake. 

We need not have to go into technical details as to how water can help us stay healthy. Just plain common sense. Water speeds up flushing out our body wastes. Each day we need water to replenish that is lost especially through sweating and urinating. So remember, drink water before you even feel really thirsty. Once you are feeling very thirsty, it means you are not replenishing your body liquid fast enough.

Drink Water At Appropriate Time

The information below sounds reasonable. Perhaps you may like to follow.

Apparently if you drink water at proper timing, it will maximize its effectiveness on the
human body:

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

Water : A Word Of Caution

Please be careful not to overdo things. You need plenty of water, but not too excessive. If you drink too much water, your kidneys may have to work overtime, and this is not good either. Apparently, the filtration system of the kidneys consists of a series of specialized capillary beds called glomeruli which may be damaged by excessive work overload. Another danger with excessive intake of water is that it will increase the total blood volume and this will impose additional burden on the heart and blood vessels.

The danger is that it is not likely that the person will feel any different as there will be no obvious symptoms in the short run.

So do things in moderation.

Stay healthy with water!

Yes, another advice before I end this article. Avoid drinking cold water (especially iced water),during and after meals. The cold water will solidify the oily food and slow down digestion. It will also react with the acid, then breaks down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food, gradually lining the intestine, turning into fats, which can cause health problems in the long term.

You may never know, health problem may strike at any time.

Not All Waters Are The Same

Many years ago I made an ignorant comment, "water is water". This I meant all waters are the same. I am sure you are aware that there are many types of water. Even within the same type of water, the structure and contents may vary. Now I realize my ignorance, and I have written an important article about the efficacy of a special type of water called "ionized alkaline water". Click HERE to read.

The importance of Water


The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.

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      Carrie Tucker 4 years ago from Hilo, Hawaii

      Hi Good Guy,

      I gotta say ...

      Boiling water will increase the concentrations of nitrates, arsenic, lead etc in water. If you are drinking contaminated water, boiling is really not an optimal way to improve the quality of your water.

      In all my years of urgent care I only saw water toxicity twice and that was from drinking sweetened beverages and from a water drinking contest. It's hard to drink too much water, but some people may take things to the extreme. I just wanna say, dehydration is a major danger for the elderly and a huge factor in most hospitalization of the elderly.

      I'm very happy to have people curate my content. So long as they leave the link to the original post, it isn't violation of copyright law either.

      2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

      1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

      1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

      1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

      I got this viral email, too. The bit about it being from the Mayo Clinic is false and they say consult your doctor before taking aspirin.

      Water is a good thing, no disputing that!

      Many blessings,

      Carrie Tucker, RCP

      The Life Breath Coach

      Heart Failure Solutions

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      Argie Monroy 6 years ago from Philippines

      Water indeed is the elixir of life. Thanks to it we're not dead yet :D

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      Zeddy 6 years ago

      Where is the proof?

      I know you said it was from "...the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience."

      But you should research before providing information to others... Everyone can just copy and paste information on the net and pass around false details.

      I love reading articles with sources listed at the bottom. A scientific journal source is a way you know for sure that the fact is really a TRUE fact.

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      Justin Choo 7 years ago from Malaysia


      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A very good hub on being reminded to drink water. I needed this good read. Please excuse me while I go have a nice glass of water!

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      Justin Choo 7 years ago from Malaysia


      Thanks for comment and following.

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      richtwf 7 years ago

      Simple and sound advice.