Upon awaking the human body is naturally dehydrated. Drinking water first thing in the morning will bring your cells the necessary H20 to properly function. Without proper hydration there will be a significant decrease in energy levels, strength and endurance. These are things the human body needs, not only in the gym but throughout normal daily activities.
1) Drinking ample water after a nights rest will rehydrate your cells and help cleanse your body. If you satisfy your morning thirst with water, you will be less tempted to drink other beverages that are high in sugar, calories, and caffeine.
2) Your body functions optimally with proper hydration. Hydration is important for helping prevent sickness during flu season as well.
3) Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning boosts your metabolism helping you feel alert and refreshed earlier heading into the day. Every system in your body requires water in order to work, if you are dehydrated, you may feel more sluggish and tired, causing digestion to work inefficiently, In fact, research shows that an increase in water consumption leads to an increase in the rate at which people burn calories as opposed to storing them as fat.
4) Water detoxifies the body by flushing out toxins. It is primarily the job of your kidneys to eliminate toxins and waste products from your system. Ensuring that you maintain a high level of hydration at all times will help your kidneys function to be more effectively, and help relieve the strain on your kidneys by flushing these waste products out of your system. Added benefit: add squeeze of lemon to further help cleanse and detoxify body. Lemon Aids in flushing out toxins.
Proper hydration will also help cure a hangover.
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