Do You Need Morning Water? 

You know water is essential, but here's a question: Does hydration timing matter? If you've heard that drinking water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is healthy, you may have wondered why

Should you start your morning with a glass of water? We asked doctors about healthy hydration advice, its health benefits, and who should follow it.

Your body can't produce enough water to meet its needs. Staying healthy requires consuming hydrating foods and drinks.

Why Drink Water First Thing?

Your body can't produce enough water to meet its needs. Staying healthy requires consuming hydrating foods and drinks.

Why Drink Water First Thing?

"About 60 percent of the human body is composed of water, varying slightly based on age, gender, and hydration levels,

Proper hydration lubricates joints, regulates body temperature, transports nutrients, and excretes waste via urine and sweating.

Your body uses and loses fluids while you sleep, but you can't drink water. Morning water can provide healthy benefits.

But it gets nuanced: This habit is healthy, but it doesn't define good hydration and health. Overall, you're drinking water.

"The health benefits of staying hydrated are measured over the course of a day, not at specific times or in relation to meals," Dr. Li says. It's good to drink water when you wake up and before eating, but you can also wait. Seeing the benefits for yourself is great.

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