Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

By Tonny Wandella

It is healthy to drink water at any reasonable temperature. Water makes up more than half of your body. Your body’s water supply is depleted by almost everything you do. Some advantages are exclusive to hot and warm water, and you might be surprised. When we say hot, we’re talking about water that’s between 130 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (54 and 71 degrees Celsius). Water that is hotter than this should not be consumed. There are no health issues that can be solved by scalding your mouth and throat. It’s worth noting that the majority of the evidence for these benefits is based on anecdotal evidence. In many cases, the hard scientific jury is still out.

Helps With Constipation

Constipation can be caused by a variety of factors, one of which is dehydration. Drinking water at any temperature can help you move your bowels again by disintegrating all that clogged-up poop.   Anyone who has had to clean a fast-food grill knows that warm water is better than cold water at breaking down debris. There’s some science behind the fry-cook wisdom, too, according to studies. Constipation can be relieved with water of any temperature, but warm water is preferable.

Shivering is Reduced by Drinking Warm Water.

You shiver when you’re cold. It’s one of your body’s attempts to warm itself up. It’s not a nice sensation, and it may be a pain in the neck for people like telecom engineers who have to perform duties that require steady hands in subzero temperatures. Drinking a hot beverage helps stop or minimise shivering when you’re chilly, according to scientific findings. The core temperature of your body is raised by drinking warm water. This satisfies your body’s heat management reflexes enough to temporarily stop the shivering and shakes.
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How to Stay Hydrated During the Day and Why It’s Important

By Mark Weeks

You probably already know that staying hydrated plays an integral role in our health and overall existence as human beings. As it turns out, water makes up about 60% of the adult human body and is necessary to complete most of our body’s vital functions including those of your heart, brain and muscles. Unfortunately, even though most of us are well aware that hydration affects every aspect of our health, still a significant amount of people fail to consume the daily recommended amount of water each day. So what exactly are the benefits of staying well hydrated? Read on for all the details!

Benefits of Staying Hydrated

The benefits of drinking enough water stretch to virtually every system within your body. Water protects and hydrates our organs, carries and transports nutrients to our cells, and keeps muscles and joints working properly by balancing sodium and potassium levels. Water helps to flush the body of toxins, maintain its core temperature, and even balance blood sugar.

Beyond bodily functions, drinking enough water can even help you lose weight if that is a goal of yours. Drinking water before meals can help you feel full and lead to fewer calories eaten at each meal. Water also plays a role in helping us stay mentally focused and energized. It can boost our mood, memory and overall brain performance.

Finally, adequate hydration can help your skin look and feel better. Drinking enough water contributes to skin elasticity – meaning fewer wrinkles and fine lines, as well as decreasing puffiness and swelling due to dehydration. And since water helps remove toxins from the body, as mentioned above, drinking enough can also help clear and brighten your overall complexion.

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Be Adaptable: Be Like Water.

Carl Pullein helps people learn to manage their lives and their time so they can experience joy and build a life they are truly proud of.

In 1971, Bruce Lee gave an interview to Pierre Berton in which he famously talked about his philosophy on being like water. The quote:

“Be Water, My Friend.

Empty your mind.

Be formless, shapeless, like water.

You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.

You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.

You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.

Now water can flow or it can crash.

Be water, my friend.”

When it comes to your day-to-day activities, this is what you are striving for. David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, often talks about the same philosophy. We need to create our systems around the way water reacts to a rock. You throw a small stone into a pool of water, and the water ripples and quickly goes back to its original state. If you throw in a large boulder, you’ll likely get a larger splash, but quickly the water returns to its natural state.

It’s this state you want to be harnessing in your daily system. To accomplish that, begin with a plan for the day, so you are less likely to procrastinate, but be flexible enough to switch gears if something more important comes up. Now, I use the words “more important” advisedly. You need to assess whether something new is important or not quickly. Urgent is not necessarily important. Urgent is often loud and demanding, but it may not be important enough when compared to other tasks you have for the day. It’s the ‘small stone’ that needs acknowledging and then moving on.

The way to build a system ‘like water’ is to begin with your long-term goals. Know what these are and what you need to do to achieve them. For instance, if your long-term goal is to start your own business, any opportunity to learn something new within your company will have plenty of benefits for your experience. If you see your current job as just a way to earn money before starting your own business, you miss many potential lessons and experiences.

Next is to know and understand what is important to you. These are what are called your “Areas Of Focus” and are based around eight things:

  • Family and relationships
  • Career/business
  • Finances
  • Health and fitness
  • Spirituality
  • Lifestyle and life experiences
  • Personal development
  • Purpose

All these areas are important, although their order of importance changes depending on where you are in your life. A person in their thirties is likely to have career and business high up on the list. Someone in their early twenties may have lifestyle and life experiences high up on their list.

Your long-term goals and areas of focus need to be written and developed, so you know what action steps and activities you need to be taking consistently to keep moving towards achieving them.

Once you know what these are, your decisions about what you do and don’t do each day become almost natural. You are making decisions about what to do based on what’s best for you and not just following whatever everyone else thinks is important.

When you don’t know your long-term goals and areas of focus, you are likely to overreact to emergencies and the urgencies of others, which never leads you anywhere good.

Your goals and areas of focus give you the direction in which to flow. When a water drop falls in the mountains, it flows downhill towards the river and the sea. Water knows its destination and will not let anything stand in its way. You can place a large rock in the stream, and water will flow around the rock. We can build a dam to stop the water, but eventually, the water will rise and flow over the dam wall. Water will not let anything stand in its way.

But if water does not have a direction, it becomes a pool that stagnates and eventually evaporates. That’s what happens when we have no goals or areas of focus. We have no guide. We react to anything that drops in our inbox and allow it to take on an importance that does not serve us, eventually stagnating.

This sense of direction that your goals and areas of focus give you means that when you plan your week and day, you make decisions about what to do based on what is in YOUR best interests. If you sense you need to speed up and work harder, you will; you slow down if you feel sleepy and tired. But whatever you feel, you still know where you are going. Water does not flow to the sea at a constant speed. There are places where there are obstacles, and the water will flow quickly. Then there are places where there are few obstacles and the water slows down. It’s almost as if the water is having a rest.

The additional tasks that come your way from your boss, colleagues and customers, are just part of the ebb and flow of life. You deal with them to the best of your abilities, but they never divert you from your course. Instead, they add to your experience, you learn, and you improve, and the new knowledge and skills you learn can be used to move you towards your long-term goals.

So, when you are building your productivity and time management system, be like water. Be clear about where you are heading and make sure what you do each day contributes to arriving at the destination you want to reach. That sense of direction will energise you, it will motivate you, and it will help you to avoid procrastination.