How to drink enough water
Some people actually drink too much water. And believe it or not, there can be too much of a good thing. But most of us could stand to drink more water. If you want to increase your H2O intake to get all the benefits of drinking enough water, here’s what you can do.
Determine how much water you need
Here’s an easy trick to find out how much water you require to stay hydrated: measure how much water it takes throughout the day to ensure that the colour of your urine is somewhere between light yellow and clear. Then monitor your water intake to make sure you’re drinking that amount every day. Some people prefer pen-and-paper tallies and charts. Others use apps such as Waterlogged, Water Your Body, or Daily Water.
Keep your water cold
Although temperature preferences vary from person to person, you’re generally likely to drink more water if it’s refrigerator-cold, according to dietician Joanne Larsen. “I freeze water in an empty milk bottle in the summer and take it out in the morning when gardening,” she says of her own routine.