Of all things you could possibly be getting wrong in your endeavour to get fit and healthy, we’re sure drinking water never made the list. But turns out, there is a right way of drinking water—and most of us have been getting it wrong. Don’t worry though—because Malaika Arora is here to set you right.
In a video she posted to her Instagram yesterday, Malaika spoke about how we often stress over the basics of getting healthy—how much to exercise, what to eat, how much sunlight we need to expose ourselves to every day—but never pay attention to HOW we drink water.
“We strive every day to keep ourselves fit, to learn something new about fitness—new form of exercise, new superfoods available in the market, what to eat and how much to eat for different types of diet programs, but what we often forget in all of this is the BASICS,” Malaika wrote on her Instagram.
“Something as simple as drinking water. How to drink this simple and most important source of energy is something we usually don’t even consider. Here’s my tip to make sure that this simple thing is done in the right way,” she added in the post.
So, what is the RIGHT way to drink water?
Before you start preaching about how there is no right or way to drink water, think back to what your mother would say after you came home from the playground, gulping down cool water in the kitchen. More often than not, she would ask you to sit down and sip on that glass of water slowly. And that’s exactly what Malaika is suggesting.
In her video, she says, “You gotta sit and then sip your water (sic). Don’t stand and gulp your water. It has been scientifically proven that sitting and sipping your water, taking tiny sips throughout the day is very very beneficial for you.”
You can watch the video here:
Is there really some science behind sitting and sipping water?
While there is no scientific investigation into the matter like Malaika claims on her Instagram, sitting and sipping has been the advice of Ayurvedic practitioners and naturopaths since kingdom come.
And Lovneet Batra, a Delhi-based clinical nutritionist agrees with it too. She says, being seated while drinking water can help with better absorption.
Not to mention that gulping down water too fast also comes with the risk of choking, so Malaika’s advice—along with Indian moms and Ayurvedic experts—have some truth to it.
So, sit and sip folks—and stay tuned to HealthShots for more such updates.
(With inputs from IANS)