Determine how much water you needNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock/Hyrma
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.
Set timers or alertsNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock/Hyrma
If you keep forgetting to guzzle down your recommended doses of water, set timers or alerts on your phone to remind you to drink periodically throughout the day. Bonus points if you set your alert ringtone to water-themed songs (“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” anyone?). Watch out for these nine signs you’re drinking too much water!