As writers, we joke around all the time about gulping mugs of coffee, tea or indulging in wine during our toils. Sometimes we probably exaggerate, but I usually do put away three to five cups of coffee per day. I also drink a lot of water during those hours. During the summer I drink a full 12 ounces before I go running. Then in the first hour after I return, I'll drink twice that much or more on those ninety plus degree days. After seven in the evening I usually only have water though on weekends I might have an alcoholic beverage.
So what's my point. Drink more fluids. Most people have heard the recommendation to drink eight glasses of water per day. Well, it doesn't have to be water, but the Mayo Clinic agrees you need at least 8 eight ounce servings of fluids per day. More is better. If you mix in some caffeine like with tea or coffee, up your fluid intake because caffeine acts as a diuretic. Your body needs all that fluid to function correctly and replace that lost by normal body processes.
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