If you want to learn how to have water correctly and mindfully than you are at the right place. Here you will learn some amazing tips to mindful hydration.
Before knowing about mindful hydration you should know what it means to be mindful and what actually mindfulness is
WHAT IS MINDFULLNESS ?
Mindfulness simply means state of awareness. Being aware about where we are and what we are doing. It also means doing things with awareness and present our self fully in that moment.
When we do things with awareness we know it’s possible outcome. What pros and cons we will get from that particular activity.
So, It’s always important to try to be mindful while doing anything.
You might be thinking what it is to do with having water ?
Our body is made mostly of water, So don’t you think it is important to hydrate your body mindfully ?
We should take every sip of water properly, to get it’s most benefit.
WHAT IS MINDFUL HYDRATION ?
Mindful hydration means having water while focusing on each sip of water. Having your water in a correct way to get all of it’s benefits.
It can also be an act of meditation while hydrating yourself. As during this process we keep our self focused and relax while taking each sip of water.
Hydration is important for you but it is also important that you do it in a correct way.
So, let’s see how you can properly hydrate yourself
TIPS TO HAVE WATER PROPERLY AND MINDFULLY :
1. Relax and Sit While Having Water :
It is always to important to sit and have your water. Do not have water while walking, standing or running.
The reason behind this is when you have water while standing it directly and instantly goes down and disturb your body’s balance of fluids.
It can cause several health problems. Such as indigestion, lungs problem, kidney problem, knee problem.
Also having water in a sitting position gives you a reason to sit and relax.
2. Don’t Drink Your Water Eat Your Water :
Most of the people drink water in hurry and directly put water inside their throat. The correct way is to sit and have your water sip by sip
You may be thinking what it means to eat your water ? It means to do not drink your water. Take a sip of water in your mouth, squish it for 2-3 seconds and then gulp it.
Squishing water can be done like you rinse water in your mouth. Having water this way produces more saliva in your mouth.
When you take water inside saliva goes along with water and helps to improve your digestion.
3. Have Water With A Gap While Eating :
This is the most common mistake that you may be making everyday. Eating and having water together or having a full glass of water just right after eating.
You should always keep at least 1 hour of gap before eating and after eating. There is a simple reason behind this
Digestive fire is produced inside our digestive system which helps to digest our food. When we have water during meal, just before or just after that fire cools down.
This leads to indigestion, acidity, gas, bloating and other digestive issues.
What if you feel like having water while eating ? You can have a little sip by squishing it in your mouth not a full glass.
4. Avoid Having Plastic packaged water :
Having water in a plastic bottle or sipper is a thing you should stop right now. More over you should always avoid having packaged water.
Using plastic bottles are not only dangerous for your health but also these are harmful for our environment. Plastic bottles are not recyclable and biodegradable.
Storing and having water in plastic bottle leads to chemical contamination. Plastic toxins such as polyethylene terephthalate, BPA ( Bisphenol A ) and micro plastics releases into water when kept for long time.
These harmful toxins are also released when bottle is in exposure to sun. Even on very cold temperature these releases into water.
So, it is best to use other alternatives such as copper bottle, glass bottle, clay bottle or bamboo bottle etc.
Do you know using copper bottle makes your water alkaline naturally, which is very healthy.
5. Have Water According to Your Lifestyle :
Many of the times we hear how much water we should have a day. Some says to have 8 glass of water, some says 3 liters of water and so on
Well nobody can tell you how much water you should consume on daily basis. It simply depends on your lifestyle. Whenever you feel dehydrated just sip it remembering the above tips.
There is simple test that will help you to check your body’s hydration level
Simply check the color of your urine if the color is
Dark yellow – very dehydrated, Lighter than dark yellow – little dehydrated and so on
light color of your urine shows your body is hydrated very well.
So above are some of the tips you can do to have water in a mindful way.
Last but not the least, do you know you can have water in many other ways without even water.
Eating water rich fruits and vegetables is another way to hydrate yourself
Some of the most water rich fruits and vegetables are :
Green bell peppers
Peaches and so on
FINAL THOUGHTS :
Hydration plays a vital role for our body to function properly. So not only you should hydrate yourself but you should do it in a correct way.
Focus on each sip of water you take and perform it as a meditation. You will definitely feel more relaxed and calm. Your body will get all the amazing benefits of water.