It is pretty common knowledge that the majority of the human body is composed of water. Yet, from time to time, we still don’t drink enough water and we catch ourselves being dehydrated. Some signs of dehydration are increased thirst, being tired or sleepy, dry mouth, decreased urine output, headache, dry skin, dizziness and urine of a darker hue.
An indication that we are getting enough water into our system is frequent or regular urination throughout the day. The goal is to urinate 7 to 10 times a day, with at least 5 to 7 of those times being clear urine. If you see that your urine is getting a little dark, be sure to gulp down a tall glass of water!
Here are some reasons you should drink water first thing in the morning.
Drinking a lot of water not only clears your body of toxins but it creates the feeling of needing to pass stools. When your bowel movement gets regularized, you are releasing waste and toxins (preferably) on a daily basis. Not only does water detox the body, it also helps reduce swelling and keeps your body clean.
Drinking water first thing in morning not only eliminates your sleepiness but it also causes you to be hungry. This will help in increasing your appetite, thus allowing you to want to have breakfast (which you should be eating regularly anyway).
Having water on an empty stomach stimulates the growth of red blood cells. Thus, creating more oxygenated blood and helping you feel energized and refreshed first thing in the morning!
Headaches in the morning or throughout the day are usually an indicator that you are not having enough water. Having 8 ounces of water or more in the morning can help reduce headaches!