Most of us love a cup of tea or coffee first thing in the morning. As we wearily get out of bed, we’re almost on autopilot as we trudge to the kitchen, fill the kettle and flick it on to make our first cuppa of the day.
It’s a surprising fact that in some cultures, it’s practice to drink up to half a dozen glasses of water when you wake up, to aid overall wellbeing. This is perhaps not a practice conducive for those of us that have a long commute into work! But a good practice nonetheless. Some of the reasons are as follows:
- Drinking water balances the lymphatic system of our bodies. The lymph glands help to strengthen the immune system which will ultimately help fight bugs and infections.
- Getting a good amount of water into your system early will aid your concentration levels, setting you up for a good day at work.
- Drinking plenty of water first thing will help purge toxins from the blood. You’ll also benefit from clearer skin.
- It’ll kick start your metabolism, sometimes increasing it by up to 25%!
- Drinking water early in the day will help your digestive cycle, and help keep constipation at bay.
- It’ll rehydrate you after sleep. Headaches, joint and back pain will be minimised.
- You’ll have more energy. Nutrients will absorb more easily with the help of water, making you feel energised and ready to combat the day!
Of course, drinking water throughout the day is always recommended, as hydration is a fundamental part of our overall good health, but getting a couple of glasses in early is just the boost our bodies need to keep us ticking over. Prevention is always preferable to cure!