Be Inspired / The Amazing Benefits Of Drinking Water First Thing In The Morning
Do you wake up feeling like a zombie on Halloween?
Are you a person who loves the snooze button?
Do you spend the first hour at work in a solid day dream?
Do you keep skipping your morning workouts?
If you answered yes to one of these questions, try the easiest life hack you will ever come across and completely transform your mornings, your days and your entire life!
Rehydrates your body
When you are asleep your body is under a constant state of repair. To carry out these functions your body uses water. So naturally, when you wake up, your body is dehydrated as your “water tank” is almost empty and needs refilling! The first thing drinking water after waking up will do is provide your cells with that much needed, life-giving water. If you are that guy who needs a coffee first thing in the morning, just stop and think about that for a second. With your body already in a state of dehydration, you are feeding it a liquid that will further dehydrate your thirsty body. Put that coffee on hold and reach for that big glass of H2O!
Fuels your brain
Here’s an interesting fact: Your brain is over 70% water. You need to continue to hydrate it to maintain optimal brain activity. When you are dehydrated you are more likely to experience fatigue and tiredness. After a period of sleep, that nice, large morning glass of water can increase your low energy levels and get your body work-ready, leaving you alert and sharp, and giving you an edge over all those dehydrated zombies you meet every morning!
Flushes out toxins
As we mentioned before, your body repairs itself while you sleep, replenishing energy and balancing out hormones. The result is toxins and other waste materials being released and waiting to be flushed out. A morning glass of water can help get rid of these unwanted toxins. You will feel fantastic and your body will also be able to absorb more nutrients from a well-balanced breakfast.
Kick-starts your metabolism
Water first thing in the morning fires up your metabolism and has been proven to increase your calorie burning potential throughout the day. In fact, it can increase your metabolic rate by at least 24%. Water also curbs your appetite so you go for the fresh fruit and oats rather than that greasy burger for breakfast.
Great for your skin and hair
Dehydration causes premature wrinkles and can also have a serious impact on hair growth. Studies say drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach can increase the blood flow to your skin. Your hair makes up ¼ of the weight of a hair strand. Water is needed to transport vitamins and nutrients to the roots and so nourish your hair from the inside out. If you want to hear those compliments about how healthy and amazing your skin and hair look, start drinking that water first thing in the morning!
Boosts your immune system
Tired of being the first one in your office to get sick each time a flu goes around? Drinking water as soon as you wake up will help flush and balance your lymphatic system. A stronger immune system will keep you safe from viruses and other diseases and prevent you from falling sick as often. Be that guy in the office who never gets sick. Your coworkers will envy you and your boss will love you!
Waking up with a mouth drier than the Sahara, what better feeling than downing a refreshing glass of aqua, especially when you now know the hidden benefits this small life hack will bring. And the best part is, it’s simple and free!