We’ve always been told to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day. According to one cardiac specialist, drinking water at certain times maximizes water’s effectiveness on your body. So during this 40-day journey, I will follow this pattern of drinking water:
- 2 glasses of water after waking up will help activate your internal organs
- 1 glass of water 30 minutes before each meal will help your digestion
- 1 glass of water before taking a bath will help lower your blood pressure
- 1 glass of water before going to bed will help you avoid stroke or heart attack and will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up.
To assist me with this, I have a 57-ounce glass water pitcher. My goal is to fill the pitcher and drain it daily. No matter what other liquids I consume during the day, I’ll empty this pitcher every day. “Water contributes to crucial processes in your body, such as providing moisture where needed, removing toxins from organs, flushing out waste and transporting nutrients to cells” so drinking water daily is a healthy choice.