A Glass of Water

How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night? In other words, why do people need to urinate so much at night time. After reading this, you may want to do what I’m planning on doing more of during the day. And that is sitting in my Lazy Boy and kicking back with the foot rest up. The Pickle Queen would say I do enough of that already!!

Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) is level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement! I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

A cardiac specialist says that there is a correct time to drink water to maximize its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water upon waking up helps activate internal organs; 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal to help digestion; 1 glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure; 1 glass of water before going to bed helps avoid strokes or heart attacks. Also, another physician suggests that the water at bed time will also help prevent leg cramps as your muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse. My rheumatologist also told me that if your urine is yellow or foamy, you are not getting enough water. So, drink your 8 plus glasses of water, or the amount that your physician suggests, each day to keep hydrated not only in this hot weather, but every day.

Keep your fork


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