Japanese women are well known for their slim, healthy, and toned figures. While genetics almost certainly plays a role, many claim that their morning ritual may also be helping them stay healthier. Put simply, most Japanese women drink water immediately upon waking.
This ritual, now deeply rooted within Japanese culture, is actually a form of water treatment that’s scientifically proven to help remedy a number of body disorders. Unlike the U.S. and other western countries, Japan’s population does not suffer heavily from disorders such as obesity and diabetes. It stands to reason that we could learn a thing or two from their healthier lifestyles!
Why is Drinking Water So Important?
Experts say that drinking water on an empty stomach can relieve cardiovascular problems, headaches, abnormal heart rhythm, high cholesterol levels, asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, digestive problems such as diarrhea and gastritis and eye, ear, nose and throat problems as well.
To perform this incredible therapy, all you need to do is drink four 200 ml. glasses of water after getting up from bed. Afterwards, you can wash your teeth and have your breakfast at least 45 minutes afterwards. You should also avoid eating anything for 2 hours after having a meal.
If you have trouble drinking this much water first thing in the morning, just start with one glass and slowly increase the amount of water you drink every day. Aim for 7-9 glasses of water daily, taking in a little more if you exercise or live in a warm region.
Just remember that the steps mentioned above are just guidelines. Whenever you get thirsty just drink a little water at a time until you no longer feel the need to drink. Like anything else, it’s more about listening to your body than following strict rules.