1) Have a glass of water or juice on arising in the morning, since you’ve had no fluids for many hours.
2) Drink constantly throughout the day rather than several ‘big gulps’ at once—this meets your body’s needs better and may prevent the problem of frequent urination.
3) If you have problems with constipation, it could be because you don’t drink enough water—our bodies need water to balance the fiber intake that comes from fruits, vegetables, and grains.
4) Fluids are more easily absorbed from the body when they are somewhat cooler, about 40-60 degrees. Keep a 1 or 2 quart bottle of water in your refrigerator and make sure you need drink and refill it daily.
5) When you pass a drinking fountain, stop for a refreshing drink.
6) Use the color of your urine as a guide for how well your are hydrating. If you urinate regularly and your urine is light yellow, you’re drinking enough. If it’s dark yellow, increase your fluid intake.
7) Carry a water bottle with you and drink regularly between meals.
8) Allergy sufferers and persons taking any medication should try to attain the fluid goals outlined above. Our kidneys and liver need extra water to process medicines.