You too might have heard and said - water is life; if there is no water, there is no future for all living beings; human body contains 60% water; our mother earth has 71% water; our dependence on water cycle is immense. No one can deny this.
Notwithstanding these hard truths, if we analyse the whole issue to acknowledge and appreciate the value of water in our life, it is found that we are yet to learn, unlearn and relearn the basics of conservation, preservation and utilisation of water. It is really painful to know that 60% of all diseases, we normally suffer from, are water borne. Undoubtedly, water related issues have many dimensions. As such, we shall limit our discussion here on the art of drinkable water.
Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidi, an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water says that water is the basis of all life and that includes our body. Our muscles that move our body are 75% water; our blood that transports nutrients is 82% water; our lungs that provide oxygen are 90% water; our brain that is the control center of our body is 76% water; even our bones are 25% water. In fact, our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of water we drink.
We all know that it is desirable for us to drink three to four litres of water daily. But, do we actually know when to drink water and how to drink water?
This question may seem to be absurd at first sight but if we go through next few lines, we would surely appreciate the importance of it. In fact, drinking water has a system and a pattern to be followed in order to reap maximum benefit. To put it precisely, we should take water slowly while seated comfortably. It is better to feel that water is going down your stomach through the food pipe called oesophagus in medical terminology. Drinking two glass of water, preferably lukewarm with two spoonful lemon juice poured in it during morning hours in empty stomach is highly advantageous for our health - heart, belly, intestine, eyes to name a few. Experts do opine not to drink water in between any meal, just before or after any meal. Truly speaking, we should drink water at least half an hour before and after any meal.
Keeping the body hydrated during sleeping hours avoids the possibility of brain and heart strokes at night. If you are feeling stressed, take few sip of water to get yourself de-stressed immediately. In short, if we practice the art of drinking water, many of our health problems and diseases will be mitigated, if not completely eliminated.
Brief Introduction of Milan K. Sinha:
Worked in senior positions in financial sector for three decades following three years of active writing in various newspapers and magazines. A post graduate in Chemistry from Patna University and also a graduate with Economics.
Presently, besides being a freelance writer/a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines also engaged as a Stress Management, Lifestyle Management & Wellness consultant, Motivational Speaker and Awareness campaigner.
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