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5 Benefits of Drinking Water First Thing in the Morning

When you wake up, you’ve gone several hours without a drop of water. That groggy feeling you have as you force some clothes on and drag yourself to the sink to brush your teeth — that could be from sleepiness, or it could be from dehydration.

You get H2O in your body throughout the day by eating foods like fruit and drinking all types of beverages, but at Pentair Pelican Water, we don’t pass up the opportunity to drink a glass of refreshing water. Drinking at least eight ounces of water as you get out of bed allows you to stay hydrated and healthy from morning to night. Here are the top benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning.

Reduce Your Calorie Intake

Filling up on replenishing water can help you curb your appetite. Drinking water can reduce your calorie intake because it increases the feeling of fullness.

After you tuck your pajamas away in your dresser, take a few seconds to sip a glass of filtered water. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that drinking a glass of water before breakfast can reduce the calorie intake at the next meal by 13%. Those uneaten calories will add up quickly!

Increase Weight Loss

Nothing can replace diet and exercise, but increasing your overall water intake has been linked to weight loss because of water’s thermogenic effect. Energy is required to warm up the water in your digestive tract once you drink it, which in turn burns calories.

Multiple studies found that thermogenesis from drinking water can boost your body’s metabolic rate by around 24% for approximately an hour. Are you looking for some long-term weight loss? Drink 50 extra ounces of water a day to lose nearly 5 pounds of fat in one year. Unlock the potential of thermogenesis by starting each day with a glass of water.

Stay Alert

Do you ever feel drowsy and unproductive in the afternoon? The culprit may not be a lack of energy — you might be dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to decreased mental performance, hurting your ability to learn new information or complete complex tasks.

A dehydration level of 1-to-2% of your body weight can result in impaired mental alertness, concentration, and short-term memory. Start your day off right by drinking water and ensuring your hydration level is steady throughout the day.

Counteract Your Coffee

Many people turn to stimulants like coffee and tea to enjoy a jolt of caffeine and fight off morning sluggishness. Though coffee does contain antioxidants, it is a diuretic and can dehydrate you. When you first head off to the kitchen, drinking a glass of water before brewing your morning joe will help offset the dehydrating effects of coffee.

Many business executives drink a glass of warm water in the morning, forgoing caffeine entirely. You can experience many of the perceived mental benefits of caffeine by supplying your brain with plenty of water.

Refresh Your Body

Water is the most vital part of our daily health. When you’re drinking your morning glass of water, why not take the extra steps to ensure you’re drinking cleaner, fresher tasting water with reduced levels of contaminants? The Pelican Smart Combo® system reduces up to 97% of chlorine and inhibits bacterial growth for tastier water, coffee, and tea and softer skin and hair.

Adding a glass of water to your morning routine gets you on the right track, but to experience the benefits above, you need to stay properly hydrated. Our hydration calculator will help you determine exactly how much water you should be drinking.