Play a new kind of “drinking game”
If you have a competitive streak, rope some of your friends, colleagues, and family members into turning hydration into a sport. One Lifehacker commenter thought of the perfect “drinking game” for the office: take a sip of water whenever someone draws on the whiteboard, talks about another project, pushes back a deadline, etc. Working off the competitive edge and drinking more water? Win-win! Now, find out the 7 shocking benefits of drinking plain, hot water every day.
Determine how much water you need
Here’s an easy trick to find out how much water you require to stay well-hydrated: Measure how much water it takes throughout the day to ensure that the color 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 good ol’ pen-and-paper tallies and charts. Others use apps such as Waterlogged, Water Your Body, or Daily Water. Here’s how to spot these unexpected signs you’re dehydrated.