We have heard that is not good to drink water while on your feet. Have you ever wondered if this advice usually given by the elders is correct?
Many people drink water while standing. However, this way of drinking water has serious health side effects.

According to experts, water should be only drunk in small sips and in a seated position.

You can receive the most benefits of water if you drink it while sitting. Here are some tips about drinking water, given by health experts.

Drink 8 glasses of water per day

You must drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, but you should also pay attention to the position of your body while you drink water.

The water you drink, gets splashed into the wall of the stomach if you drink while standing

The splash of the water into the stomach wall cannot only harm the stomach, but also the whole gastrointestinal system and the surrounding organs. The function of the entire digestive tract may also become compromised.

Negative effects on the kidneys’ filtration of the water

If you drink water in a standing position, it is not filtrated properly and it can gather in the blood, the kidneys and the bladder, causing damage to the kidneys and disorders of the urinary tract.

Drinking water while standing can lead to arthritis

The bodily fluids are not balanced while standing and drinking water, which causes fluids to accumulate in the joints and cause arthritis.

Nerve tension

The sympathetic system, which is the fight system of our bodies, is activated. When in a seated position, the parasympathetic system, or calming system, is activated and this calms down the nerves and improves digestion.

No gastroesophageal reflux disease by drinking water in the right position

The water splashes on the esophagus when you are standing. The causes relaxation of the joint between the stomach and the esophagus, which allows stomach acids to go back and cause esophagus burning. Ulcers and heartburn are the final consequences of this action.

Indigestion issue

If you are standing while drinking water, the muscles and nerves are not relaxed and the digestion process cannot function properly.

Ayrvedic medicine confirms this advice

According to Ayrvedic medicine, drinking water while in a sitting position allows the body to mix the perfect amount of water inside of the body.

You will still be thistly

You may still feel thirsty after drinking water while standing.