It has been 5 years ,I get to hear from some health conscious people ,who say don’t drink water while standing. When I first heard it I just laughed at them. But then it aroused a curiosity in me to find out if there is a little truth behind these cautions.
When I searched it over internet I was surprised to see what mere standing and drinking water could do to you. The three major ill effects that I came across were
Stomach damage : when we stand and drink water, it flows easily and in great volume down the food canal and splashes onto the lower stomach wall. This splash damages the stomach wall and the nearby organs. Long term practice disturbs the digestive system and further causes heart and kidney problems.
Kidney damage : water intake while standing lets the water pass through kidneys with a push without much filtration. This may cause impurities to gather in the bladder or in blood. Now kidneys ,bladder and heart are at stake.
Arthritis : if water is taken while standing it disturbs the balance of other body fluids. Ultimately it also affects the joint regions and cause deficiency of required fluids in joints. This results in joint pains known as arthritis.
So make a habit, sit and then drink the water.