No one can Live without water! -Importance of water to Human health

by | Mar 2, 2021 | Yoga

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Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

Water is the true essence of our life. For a human body to survive sufficient water is the most essential need. Are you thirsty? I pardon myself ARE YOU THIRSTY? Or are you one of those who doesn’t feel thirsty more often and dehydrate yourself? Whatever may be the case just grab a bottle of water and chug it my friend and then we shall continue with this article. Cheers! 

The first gateway to an attractive and healthy body is to drink a sufficient amount of water! 

Well, come along, you are probably reading this article with your back leaning on the sofa with a bottle of water somewhere around you and wondering how water can be a secret to anyone’s well-being. Yes, we are all in the same boat. After all, drinking water requires no effort at all. It is very facile, isn’t it? It is simply something our body forces us to consume anyway.  

Well, all of us at some point in time have dreamt about six-packs, isn’t it? I’m sure you must’ve spent thousands of dollars on gym memberships with no apparent result. Or have tried extremely hard to avoid your favorite dish that you wanted so badly. Well, what if I tell you, you can achieve all your fitness goals just by DRINKING A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF WATER? 

Let’s Unravel the secret behind Drinking water!  

LIFE WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT WATER!  

Yes, you read that right mate. In fact, you and I wouldn’t be writing or reading this article if water didn’t exist in this world. For your body to operate at its maximum efficiency, it’s vital that you stay well hydrated and drink at regular intervals. Drinking a sufficient amount of water will prevent any type of disease and improve your overall health. Water is essential for every cell, tissue, and organ to work properly.   

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” -W.H. AUDEN 

What are the benefits of Drinking water?  

 Well, here is a challenge for you!  

Get off your bed and go for a jog, for at least 15 minutes I bet once your back home the first thing you would do is DRINK WATER. It is very tough to resist this temptation, isn’t it?   

Most of us probably don’t realize just how important water is for our bodies. Without water, none of us are going to survive in this world. We might consume all our favorite types of cuisine, but the one thing that remains constant throughout all our meals is water. Water is absolutely implacable.    

Let’s shed a light on some of the benefits of drinking water:  

Water protects your tissue and Joints  

In order to move your body freely, you need to keep your joints, muscles and spinal cord well lubricated. Wate helps to nourish your joints and can help you stay physically healthy.  

It helps to get rid of waste products  

If these waste products are not removed, your cells can stop working and it might lead to serious problems for your body. It has an effect on your kidneys as well. Dehydration will lead to problems in throwing the waste products out of your body.   

It helps to digest your food  

Water helps your body to break down what you eat and eases the process of digestion. Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after your meal helps in effectively digesting the food that you eat.  

It prevents Illness  

Staying hydrated helps to prevent serious illness to your body. It keeps the body relaxed and improves your mood. It helps to absorb the necessary nutrients in your food and hence boosts your energy levels.  

Water will boost your metabolism and your energy  

Just a glass of water can boost your energy and make you feel much better than before, it can rejuvenate your body if you feel tired and boost your metabolism. Drinking a sufficient amount of water is a must. Drinking water can also help you to shed some kilos. 

I am not just making this up! According to UCHealth water makes up 60 percent of our total body weight, and startling 90 percent of brain weight. Without water, both you and I are not going to survive in this world.   

How much Water should you drink in a Day? 

Before I begin let’s divert our attention towards something engrossing. By now you must’ve surely got an idea how important water is for our bodies. So, without wasting much of your time click here to find out the most efficient way to stay hydrated. 

In order to ensure optimal health, it’s vital that you drink enough water every day. There are some people who feel thirsty on a regular basis and some do not feel thirsty reliably. 

The NHS (National health service) recommends that a good guide for water intake is 6-8 250 mL glasses of water per day. This might sound like an alarming amount of water to consume but for our body to function properly it’s vital that we drink a sufficient amount of water. 

Ayurvedic tips for Drinking Water 

Ayurveda advises certain ways for drinking water that can help to achieve optimal hydration. 

Most of us get tempted to drink cold water after a workout. Trust me this is a huge mistake that all of us make. Coldwater is an enemy for your body. Ayurveda expert Dr. Vasant Lad goes so far as to call cold water a poison to the digestive system. If your water is warm that’s even better. Boiling water stimulates digestion. Ayurveda also recommends a practice called Ushapan, which is simply drinking one whole liter of water early in the morning. It is also recommended to sip water slowly and in a seated position.  

Because I care! Here is something which can definitely solve all your problems and will help you in living a healthy life. 

YOGA! 

Yes, Yoga is the solution for all your problems. Yoga enhances flexibility, yoga supports mental health as well, it is said to be a holistic solution to weight loss also, there are numerous other benefits of yoga that help us to keep ourselves healthy. 

Here are some yoga poses for beginners: 

YOGA POSES 

  • Tadasana (Mountain Pose) 

 

This pose is the starting position for all other asanas. This pose involves major groups of muscles and improves focus and concentration.  

  • Vrikshasana (Tree pose) 

This pose gives you a sense of grounding. It improves your balance and strengthens your legs and back.  

  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) 

It stretches the legs and torso, mobilizes the hips and promotes deep breathing. 

Drink plenty of water, eat lots of hydrating fruits and vegetables and stay away from alcohol and other types of dehydrating foods. 

Cheers with a glass of water!

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