The latest entrant to the club is my elder son.  A long time ago, my dad started this club in our family.  I joined the club 3 yrs ago. My wife joined a year ago. Shilpa Sherry and Prachi Desai are also part of this great club. 

Once upon a time, he would suffer the problem of constipation. He tried many tricks to get rid of the problem. He went to see the docs and took medicines. He also tried different schools of medicine.

But finally, he tried this. Consuming hot water in the morning. It’s not actually hot water, it’s Luke warm water hot enough to be able to gulp it down the throat. 

3 years ago, I joined the club he started. At that time, I was facing the problem of constipation and as a result the piles. Piles and constipation are complementary to each other. 

I simply thought of the club after I too failed to get rid of the problem by medicines. I also noted that I was the person who did not consume a lot of water through the course of the day. 

Hydrating ourselves is an essential component of good health.  You can be free from many diseases if you consume enough water every day. 

Runners need a very high level of hydration because when they run, they dehydrate in the form of sweat and perspiration.  That’s why the running courses have hydration stations at checkpoints. A full marathon course will have at least 4 such hydration stations. 

So, 3 years ago, I started these two practices. Drinking water and drinking Luke warm water in the morning. 


I have an electric water kettle. I use it. I simply fill the water in the kettle. Just a glass or two of water. And allow it to heat for maybe 5 to 7 minutes. 

Once the water is hot, I pour it into my glass and confirm that it’s not too hot before drinking. If it is then I mix it with a little amount of cold water to arrive at the right temperature for the water. 

Ok! Once that is done, I mix it with honey or lemon juice. Both are equally good to help you clean the stomach first thing in the morning. 


I start my day with hot water. So, the first and foremost thing in rye morning is the consumption of hot water. 

You can consume hot water through the course of the day. I work in a bank. And I need to speak to my customers a lot. It is a bank where we have a lot of retail clientele. So, I use hot water to keep my throat warm and nice. The benefit of sipping hot water is it keeps your throat away from getting choked. 

So, I consume it throughout the day. I keep a thermos with me at my table. And get it refilled maybe 2 – 3 times in a day. 

Kerala is one place where I discovered that people take hot water with jeera during the course of their meals. The practice is so prevalent that even 5-star hotels would offer you the option when they serve you at your table. 

Hot water is scientifically more beneficial to our bodies. It keeps the metabolism of the body at a higher rate than normal or cold water. We love to consume chilled water but just like other wrong things that we consume, chilled water also does not have any nutritional value apart from keeping you hydrated. You can add value by consuming the right way – by joining the hot water club! 

There are many advantages to consuming hot water. Make it a practice and make it a part of your life. And you will see that you have improved your health to high decibels. 


a runner, a fitness enthusiast

2 thoughts on “THE HOT WATER CLUB

  • November 5, 2020 at 9:47 am

    This is great advice. I also drink warm water each morning but I have never tried with honey. I will try it.

  • November 9, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Honey or no honey, both are equally good. Honey adds taste.


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