Many of us find drinking 8 glasses of water a day (the minimum suggested by health experts) to be a challenge. Here are a few ways to meet that daily requirement more easily:

  1. Make it tastier. Drop in a lemon, lime or orange wedge. Or pour in just a bit of fruit juice from the fridge.
  2. Sip throughout the day. By taking a few sips every half hour or so, you can help keep your body hydrated without overloading your kidneys - an especially helpful strategy when you are away from bathrooms for any stretch of time.
  3. Keep a bottle by your bed. A few swigs of water can feel good if you wake up parched in the middle of the night. More importantly, this bedside bottle can help you get in the habit of drinking water first thing in the morning. By drinking water at the day's outset, you can help fend off the mental and physical sluggishness that dehydration can cause. And, of course, you can make a dent in that 8-glass requirement.